Crime in the Military

Homeless Man Finds Stolen Army Weapons in Bronx Park

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NEW YORK -- Police say a homeless man walking through a Bronx park near Yankee Stadium found several guns that had been stolen from an Army facility in Massachusetts. Newsday reports that another man now faces extradition to Massachusetts on charges he stole rifles and pistols on Nov. 14 from the U.S. Army Reserve Center in Worcester, Massachus... more

Army Deserter Admits 'Purple Heart' Lie

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Years of pretending he was a federal law enforcement agent and Army Special Ops sergeant who earned the Purple Heart medal ended Thursday when a South Florida man admitted his deceit in federal court. Simon Emilio Zablah, 28, who lived in Broward County, pleaded guilty to two counts of impersonating a federal officer and one count of credit car... more

Two Sex-cult Members Sentenced to Life in Murder of Marine Wife


SAN DIEGO -- Two of the three "master-slave" sex-cult members convicted of murdering a young Marine wife were sentenced Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. The third member is set to be sentenced in Vista Superior Court on Jan. 15. Former Marine Staff Sgt. Louis Perez, 49; Dorothy Grace Maraglino, 40; and Jessica Lynn... more

Suspect Arrested in Theft of Guns from Army Reserve Facility

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BOSTON -- A GPS monitoring bracelet and DNA has led to the arrest of a suspect in connection with the theft of 16 guns from a Massachusetts Army Reserve armory, the FBI announced Thursday. James Walker Morales, 34, was arrested in New York on Wednesday, according to the FBI. Six M4 rifles and 10 Sig Sauer M11 handguns were stolen from the Linc... more

Former National Guard Officer Sentenced in Job Scheme

Cargo is unloaded from a U.S. Air Force KC-135T Stratotanker aircraft assigned to the 171st Air Refueling Wing, Pennsylvania Air National Guard, at Volk Field, Wis., July 12, 2008, during exercise Patriot 2008. (U.S. Air Force photo/Todd Pendleton)

A former top Air National Guard officer at the 171st Air Refueling Wing at Pittsburgh International Airport was sentenced today to probation for creating a no-show military job at the base for a civilian and agreeing to a scheme in which the civilian scheduled him for work days for which he never showed up. U.S. District Judge Gustave Diamond i... more

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