Camp Lejeune Marines Plead Guilty To Military Thefts

Two brothers have pleaded guilty to stealing rifle scopes and other equipment from the U.S. Marine Corps and selling it to overseas customers.

The Justice Department says 24-year-old Timothy Oldani of Scott Depot, Va., and 21-year-old Joseph Oldani of Camp Lejeune, N.C.,
pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in Huntington.

Joseph admitted that while on active duty with the Marines, he stole military optics -- rifle scopes, infrared target pointers and other gear -- and transported them to Timothy, himself a former Marine.

Timothy sold the items on the Internet to customers in Hong Kong, Japan and Taiwan.

The brothers each face up to 5 years in prison and $250,000 in
fines. Their sentencing is scheduled for May 18.

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  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Feb 3, 2009 at 02:50 AM
    These guys sentence should be twice as long as what they could get.
  • by This dog smokes on Feb 2, 2009 at 10:40 PM
    They knew the risks involved. Give them the 5 spot.
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Feb 2, 2009 at 07:47 PM
    A lot of this equipment is regulated by the state deptartment whether stolen or not. It is not allowed to be sold overseas, so as not to fall in enemy hands.

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