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Civilian Contractor Former Flour Employee David John Welch pleads guilty to stealing, selling military equipment

Associated Press at The Times News  April 2, 2012

RALEIGH — A civilian contractor from Hope Mills has pleaded guilty to his role in a scheme that involved the black market sale of equipment stolen from a U.S. military base in Iraq.

The U.S. Justice Department says David John Welch entered the plea Monday in Raleigh federal court.

The 36-year-old was the operations manager for a U.S. government contractor at Victory Base Complex in Baghdad.

Prosecutors say Welch and another person hatched a plan to steal and sell 38 military generators on the black market in Iraq last year. Investigators say Welch made nearly $39,000 from the scheme.

Welch’s sentencing is scheduled for July 9. He faces up to five years in prison and a fine of $250,000. He also has to pay the government $160,000 in restitution

For more on this see

Former Civilian Contractor Pleads Guilty in North Carolina for Role in Scheme to Steal and Sell Military Equipment in Iraq at MsSparky

April 10, 2012 - Posted by | Civilian Contractors, Contractor Corruption, Contractor Oversight, Iraq | , , , , , , ,

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