Fort Campbell soldiers accused of stealing Army equipment, selling to foreign nations

WSMV is reporting that eight people are accused of stealing US Army equipment and selling it on eBay.

They report that six of the people on the indictment are soldiers.

The eight charged in the indictment are John Roberts, 26, of Clarksville, TN., Jason Cory Wilson, 42, of Clarksville, TN., U.S. Army Sergeant Michael Barlow, 29, of Clarksville, TN., U.S. Army Sergeant Jonathan Wolford, 28, of Clarksville, TN., U.S. Army Specialist Kyle Heade, 29, of , U.S. Army Specialist Alexander Hollibaugh, 25, of , U.S. Army Specialist Dustin Nelson, 22, of and U.S. Army Specialist Aaron Warner, 24, of .

WSMV reports that the U.S. Department of Justice said that the soldiers stole more than $1 million worth of sensitive military equipment from and sold it to others, including Roberts and Wilson. They said the equipment was then re-sold on eBay to customers in nations such as Russia, China, Mexico and more.

The station reports that the items sold include telescopes and rifle accessories, machine gun parts and accessories, grenade launcher sights, helmets, body armor, and more, all of which was advertised as Army Special Forces and US Government Issued when sold.

The eight people are charged with conspiring to steal or receive U.S. Army property and to sell or convey U.S. Army property without authority.

WSMV reports that Roberts is also charged with 10 counts of wire fraud and one count of violating the Arms Export Control Act. Wilson is also charged with seven counts of wire fraud, one count of money laundering and one count of violating the Arms Export Control Act. Barlow is also charged with three counts of selling or conveying U.S. Army property without authority.

According to WSMV, each of the eight defendants faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 on the conspiracy charge. Roberts and Wilson also face up to 20 years for each count of wire fraud and violating the Arms Export Control Act and Wilson faces up to an additional 20 years on the money laundering charge. Barlow also faces up to 10 years in prison on each conveying charge.

All those on the indictment may face forfeiture of the proceeds of their crimes.


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