The main gate at the U.S. Army installation in Fort Campbell, Kentucky.John Sommers II / Reuters
WSJ: Six U.S. Soldiers, Two Civilians Charged Over Thefts of Military Equipment
More than $1 million in gear allegedly stolen from Army’s Fort Campbell and then shipped around the world to bidders on eBay
Six soldiers stationed at the U.S. Army’s Fort Campbell have been charged with stealing more than $1 million in military equipment that was later shipped around the world to bidders on eBay, according to an indictment unsealed on Thursday.
The soldiers stole equipment that isn’t otherwise available for general sale, including sniper telescopes, machine gun parts and grenade launcher sights from the Army installation along the Kentucky-Tennessee border, the indictment alleged.
The soldiers sold the equipment to two civilians in the area, prosecutors said, with the civilians holding the goods in a warehouse and storage unit in Clarksville, Tenn. The civilians then sold weapons components, body armor, and communications equipment via online marketplace eBay to customers in Russia, China and other countries, the indictment said.
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