RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal authorities say a U.S. Army soldier and three former soldiers have been sentenced for their involvement in a bribery scheme in Afghanistan that resulted in the theft of more than $10 million worth of fuel.

The U.S. Department of Justice said each of the four men was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Raleigh, North Carolina. They each had pleaded guilty to conspiracy and bribery.

Of the four, 38-year-old Jeffery B. Edmondson of Fayetteville, North Carolina, was identified as the senior enlisted member of the unit who supervised his co-conspirators. He was sentenced to eight years in prison.

According to the Department of Justice, the men acknowledged submitting fake requests for thousands of gallons of fuel and gave the requests to an Afghan trucking company, which sold the fuel on the black market.

(Story by: The Associated Press)


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