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2 sentenced in $1M fuel thefts from US military

Published On: Oct 29 2013 01:10:28 PM CDT

DENVER -

Prosecutors say a former Army sergeant and a civilian have been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to helping steal more than $1 million worth of fuel from the U.S. military in Afghanistan.

Thirty-year-old Christopher Weaver, who was assigned to the Army's Fort Carson in Colorado, was sentenced Monday to three years and one month in prison. Thirty-one-year-old civilian Jonathan Hightower 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. Prosecutors say the fuel was then sold.
    
Weaver pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy and bribery. Hightower pleaded guilty to conspiracy.

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