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Stevan Nathan Ringo, Ex-Army sgt, sentenced in fuel theft plot Afghanistan

Associated Press at Beaumont Enterprise

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former U.S. Army staff sergeant has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison for his role in a fuel theft scheme to solicit bribes from a government contractor in Afghanistan.

Twenty-six-year-old Stevan Nathan Ringo of Marrero, La., was also ordered at sentencing on Friday to forfeit the proceeds of the scheme, more than $400,000.

Ringo pleaded guilty in September to bribery.

According to court documents, Ringo was stationed in Afghanistan when he accepted cash from a government contractor in exchange for creating and submitting fraudulent paperwork permitting that contractor to steal fuel.

Prosecutors say the paperwork allowed the contractor to steal $1.4 million worth of fuel.  Please see the original here

January 7, 2011 Posted by | Afghanistan, Civilian Contractors, Contractor Corruption, Government Contractor, Pentagon | , , , | Leave a comment