Two Sentenced For Stealing $1 Million In Fuel From Military

DENVER (October 29, 2013) A former Army sergeant and a civilian have been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty charges stemming from their roles in the theft of more than $1 million worth of fuel from the U.S. military in Afghanistan.

Christopher Weaver, 30, who was assigned to Fort Carson in Colorado, was sentenced Monday to three years and one month in prison.

Civilian Jonathan Hightower, 31, of Houston was sentenced to two years and three months in prison.

Prosecutors say Weaver and Hightower conspired to load fuel into trucks at a forward operating base in Afghanistan and to use fake documents to get them off the base.

The fuel was then sold, prosecutors said.

A Justice Department statement didn't indicate to what charges the men pleaded guilty.


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