Thursday, April 16, 2009

In The Custody Of His Mother In Neosho

(Yes, that is a lit cigarette in the soldier's mouth.)
From the AP story:

Robert John Jeffery, who was arrested in the Philippines in January and deported to the United States, is currently out on bond in the custody of his mother in Neosho, Mo., and awaiting indictment.

Jeffery, who according to an affidavit served as an escort for the fuel trucks, was paid anywhere from $100,000 to $150,000, Dubois told investigators.

One of Jeffery's lawyers, John Zwerling, said Jeffery lives in the Philippines with his wife and that he wasn't hiding out there evading capture.

"We believe the evidence will establish that he was offered what he believed to be a legitimate job with legitimate pay," Zwerling said
This was a scheme to steal diesel fuel and gasoline from the Army in Iraq, $40 million worth of fuel was allegedly stolen from a military base in Iraq. Read the rest of the story here.

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