Crime in the Military

National Guard Staff Sergeant Takes Plea Deal in Fraud Case

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HAGATNA, Guam — A Guam Army National Guard staff sergeant has signed a plea agreement as part of an investigation into recruitment fraud within the National Guard. By signing the agreement, Denille Calvo has admitted to theft of government property, reported The Pacific Daily News Tuesday. Court documents state that Calvo allegedly took credit... more

Police: US Airman Shoots North Dakota Wal-Mart Workers, Kills Self

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A U.S. airman walked into a Wal-Mart Supercenter in North Dakota early Tuesday and opened fire with a handgun, killing one worker and injuring a second before turning the gun on himself, police said. Grand Forks police said the shooting that occurred a few minutes after 1 a.m. may have been random, with no link yet found between Marcell Willis,... more

Navy Grad's Cold Case Homicide Remains Unsolved 30 Years Later

In the 30 years since Pamela Cahanes was found dead, her case has remained unsolved. (Photo distributed by Seminole County Sheriff's Office)

When she was growing up on the outskirts of Stillwater, Minn., Pamela Cahanes' parents taught her to be trusting. She was raised away from the city, in a town with fewer than 10,000 people on the bank of the St. Croix River. Her parents, Louis and Alice Cahanes, ran a dairy farm. Cahanes was the seventh of eight children -- six girls, two boys... more

Plea Set for Man Charged With Stealing Aircraft Carrier Specs

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NORFOLK -- A former civilian engineer with the Navy plans to plead guilty next month in connection with a scheme to steal the plans for the new $12.9 billion Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier and give them to Egypt. Mostafa Ahmed Awwad, 35, of Yorktown, is set to enter into a plea agreement on June 15 in U.S. District Court. Assistant U.S. Attor... more

Soldier Charged in Scheme to Steal Fuel in Afghanistan

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Army Sgt. Marvin L. Ware appeared Thursday in federal court in Honolulu on charges stemming from a scheme to steal jet fuel from Forward Operating Base Fenty, near Jalalabad, Afghanistan, in exchange for bribes from an Afghan trucking contractor. Ware, 46, who is stationed at Schofield Barracks, pleaded not guilty to one count of conspiring to ... more

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