Friday, March 6, 2009

Army Captain Charged With $690K Theft & Money Laundering

US Army Capt. Michael Dung Nguyen, 28, of Ft. Lewis, Washington, was indicted today on charges of theft of government property and money laundering in connection with his alleged theft of more than $690,000 that was entrusted to him while serving as battalion Civil Affairs Officer in Muqdadiyah, Iraq. The alleged theft occurred between April 2007 and February 2009. Nguyen mailed the funds to his home in Oregon prior to his return from Iraq and, once home, proceeded to deposit the cash in a variety of different banks and spent money to purchase vehicles, computers, electronics, furniture and other personal items.

Read the story here.

Read the DOJ announcement here.

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