Those magazines he possessed may have been US Army property.
And they may have been surplus.
If he stole them from the military that is another kettle of fish.
Oh. So how serious would that be? Would that be like taking a stapler or do they regard it as super-serious?
I don’t know why anyone would risk a career over $50 worth of stuff, but stranger things have happened.
from earlier (2/1/13) FR thread on this topic:
Combat Veteran Arrested In New York: Charged With 5 Felonies For Possession of AR Magazines
In the latest attack on the American people, a decorated War Hero has been arrested and charged with five counts of third degree criminal possession of a weapon, for having empty 30 round AR-15 Magazines in his vehicle.
On Sunday January 6th Staff Sgt. Nathan Haddad, a decorated combat veteran, was driving through Jefferson County New York when he was randomly pulled over for a vehicle check. Haddad, who had five 30 round empty magazines in his possession, was arrested by the Jefferson County Sheriffs Department and charged with five felony counts.
According to Haddads brother, Michael Haddad, Nathan thought these magazines were legally made before the New York Assault Weapons Ban. When Nathan Haddad was arrested the new ban had not even been fully enacted yet.
This is not a criminal, this is not some thug looking to hurt people; this is a decorated combat veteran who was recently honored by the Philadelphia chapter of Blue Star Mothers and the Union Leagues Armed Services Council for helping disabled vets get back on their feet. Whats happening to Army veteran Nate Haddad is an absolute attack on liberty. Here we have a man who honorably served his country, who was trusted with weaponry that far exceeded anything he was carrying, that now finds himself facing the possibility of spending years in prison. (... see rest of article
I've not seen anything that leads me to think negatively about this veteran. What additional information do you have?