US Contractor Pleads Guilty To Stealing Equipment In Kandahar Military Base

A U.S. military contractor pleaded guilty on Wednesday to his role in a theft ring on a military installation in Kandahar.

Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian C. Rabbitt of the U.S. Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney G. Zachary Terwilliger of the Eastern District of Virginia, and Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) John F. Sopko made the announcement.

Larry J. Green, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the U.S., committing theft of property worth $300,000 and for aiding and abetting the submission of false statements.

Between April 2015 and July 2015, Green and others stole generators and a truck from the U.S. military installation. He also negotiated the sale of the stolen property with a third-country national middleman, who facilitated the sale to unknown people.

In order to steal the truck, Green admitted that he drove it out of the military installation.

As for the generators, he aided and abetted one of his co-conspirators in creating false official documents to facilitate both the entry of unknown and unvetted Afghan nationals and their vehicles on to the military installation.

The falsified documents were used to deceive security officers and gate guards, allowing the Afghans to steal the generators.

They also compromised the security of U.S. military and civilian personnel on the military installation.

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