VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Sign up now for Xcel Energy Day of Service on Sept. 10 (More Information)

Colorado Soldier Guilty In Afghanistan Fuel Thefts

DENVER (AP) — A former U.S. Army soldier from Colorado has pleaded guilty for her role in stealing fuel from a military base in Afghanistan that cost the federal government more than $1.5 million.

Specialist Stephanie Charboneau of Fountain pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court in Colorado to conspiracy to commit bribery and one substantive count of bribery. Prosecutors say she forged documents to facilitate the theft of fuel from trucks departing from Forward Operating Base Fenty near Jalalabad, Afghanistan.

Prosecutors say Charboneau received payments from a representative from a trucking company in exchange for facilitating the thefts. She is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 12.

Four people have pleaded guilty in the case.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Denver

JonBenét Ramsey Docuseries
DAY OF SERVICE

Listen Live

AM/FM Stations

Featured Shows & Multimedia