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Aug 24, 2010 8:07 PM by Chris Welty

Ex-Army Sergeant Charged With Bribery

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a former U.S.
Army staff sergeant has been indicted on charges of bribery and
theft in an alleged plot to solicit bribes from a government
contractor in Afghanistan.
A three-count indictment was returned Tuesday against
26-year-old Stevan Nathan Ringo, 26, of Marrero, La.
The indictment alleges that between December and February,
Ringo, who was stationed at an Army installation in Afghanistan,
solicited and took $400,000 in cash from a government contractor in
exchange for his creation and submission of fraudulent paperwork.
Prosecutors say the paperwork allowed the contractor to steal $1.4
million worth of fuel.
Last week, 27-year-old Michael Dugger of Jonesboro, Ga., also a
former Army sergeant, pleaded guilty to a criminal information
charging him with bribery as a public official in the same case.

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