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Ex-US Army contractor gets prison for military theft in Iraq

June 19, 2015

WACO, Texas (AP) — A former U.S. Army contractor in Iraq who helped to steal and sell more than $2.6 million in U.S. military property must serve nearly four years in prison.

Stacey B. Hines from the state of Washington pleaded guilty in April to conspiracy to defraud the U.S. and to theft of government property.

Hines was assigned to a military facility outside Baghdad in 2012 and 2013 when eight cargo containers filled with vehicle and machine parts, computers and communications equipment went missing.

Officials in Baghdad recovered the containers and property from two Iraqi citizens.

On Wednesday, a judge in Texas sentenced Hines to 46 months in prison. He was also ordered to repay more than $2.6 million.

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