Federal prosecutors in Georgia say an Army sergeant has been sentenced in a bribery scheme that involved Afghan truckers reselling military fuel on the black market.
Prosecutors say 41-year-old James Edward Norris of Fort Irwin, California, was sentenced Thursday to 51 months in prison and ordered to pay $176,000 in restitution.
Prosecutors say Norris conspired with other soldiers at Forward Operating Base Gardez to solicit and accept $2,000 daily from Afghan truck drivers in early 2013 if the truckers were allowed to take thousands of gallons of fuel from the base. Norris said he was paid roughly $100,000 in the scheme.
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