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NCIS: Marines Sold Millions In Stolen Combat Equipment Online
CBS ^ | 5/15/12 | Somebody at CBS

Posted on 05/15/2012 7:00:09 PM PDT by Rebelbase

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (CBS Charlotte) — An investigation conducted by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service finds that Marines stationed at Camp Lejeune sold $2 million in stolen combat equipment online to gangs in the U.S. and other foreign countries, including China and Russia.

The Jacksonville Daily News reports that the two-year undercover investigation implicated nearly 60 people.

(Excerpt) Read more at charlotte.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: speakspanish; speakspanishsergeant
Just damn...
1 posted on 05/15/2012 7:00:12 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Rebelbase

Gibbs must jave been on the case!


2 posted on 05/15/2012 7:03:59 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Rebelbase

Semper non-Fidelis


3 posted on 05/15/2012 7:04:47 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: Rebelbase
Let me guess — these are the ‘veterans’ who are demanding amnesty for their illegal status by way of the current iteration of Obama’s “Dream Act”.
4 posted on 05/15/2012 7:06:44 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Rebelbase

Eric Holder has to be involved in this somehow.


5 posted on 05/15/2012 7:09:07 PM PDT by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Hopefully it was the early Gibbs and NCIS not what is on now.


6 posted on 05/15/2012 7:09:40 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Hopefully it was the early Gibbs and NCIS not what is on now.


7 posted on 05/15/2012 7:09:58 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: big'ol_freeper
we are not going to trust the military...sorry to say....our family's great heritage of military service I believe has come to an end.....

God save us all...

8 posted on 05/15/2012 7:10:20 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Rebelbase

60 people??

whoa


9 posted on 05/15/2012 7:14:38 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: cherry
Just wait till the new Marines come to us courtesy of our beloved Commander in Chief. Everything will be far better.
10 posted on 05/15/2012 7:18:23 PM PDT by DanMiller (Dan Miller)
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To: Rebelbase

and the investigation of the MISSING 8 Billion US dollars that our government sent to Iraq is where in the invetigative process?


11 posted on 05/15/2012 7:21:57 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: Rebelbase

An FBI agent visiting my indoor range in CA told me this was going on in 1999. The weapons are being sold by gang members who joined the military and sell to their homies. The weapons are being cached in anticipation of a hot shooting war on our soil. Gangs vs everyone else. This isn’t news. It is a long term pattern. It won’t be pleasant when the shooting starts.


12 posted on 05/15/2012 7:25:17 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Rebelbase

Gangs infiltrating the armed services?


13 posted on 05/15/2012 7:26:19 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Rebelbase

Dang it! I wanted some IR Night 3gen goggles real bad too.


14 posted on 05/15/2012 7:29:12 PM PDT by BipolarBob ("Oh no, I'm not sick, well I'm not physically sick anyway. Mentally I'm sick beyond any doctor's abi)
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To: Rebelbase

The fish rots from the head down.


15 posted on 05/15/2012 7:33:28 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: cherry

We have Russian soldiers training WITH our troops at Ft Carson this weekend. Why are they here? Would they be deployed against non-compliant US citizens? Will they be useful when Obama has “more flexibility” after the election? What did Medvedyev tell Vladimir after the meeting with Obama?


16 posted on 05/15/2012 7:33:49 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Rebelbase; Lancey Howard; jazusamo; P-Marlowe

“Fast and Furious” is where our government supplied Mexican gangs with weaponry.

Now we hear that “Marines” are being accused of selling to “Mexican gangs”.

I have a very good idea how hard it is to get a weapon out of an arms room. It ain’t easy.

I know how hard it is to “lose” a weapon and just say, “sorry, sorry, sorry....lost it.” It is impossible. The command will turn an installation over spade by spade for a lost weapon.

I know how closely weapons transfers and turn-ins are monitored. See above: “lost weapon”.

IOW, I’m damned suspicious of this, and I wonder if there wasn’t a “Marine” level fast & furious going on.

I know it’s just speculating...suspicious mind, conspiracy, all that....but given F&F, if I were the US House of Reps, I’d put a hold on this investigation and take it over.


17 posted on 05/15/2012 7:38:32 PM PDT by xzins (Vote Goode not Evil (the lesser of 2 evils is still evil))
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To: Rebelbase

I saw an article in the Raleigh News and Disturber and recognized a name. I think I was in his wedding. He was selling military stuff including weapons and NCIS was investigating. I read the article and locked a search on the name.

The article disappeared. I googled it and found another on WRAL. To my knowledge, nothing has happened since. Weird


18 posted on 05/15/2012 7:39:13 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: Myrddin

Heard that too, from farther back. Some left the country.


19 posted on 05/15/2012 7:40:03 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Rebelbase

“RALEIGH, N.C. – Military authorities recovered about $1.8 million in stolen property as part of an ongoing investigation that so far involves almost 70 civilians and active-duty Marines and sailors.”

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/05/15/2m-in-stolen-military-property-recovered/#ixzz1uzqocGBL

““We’re talking about sophisticated, hi-tech flashlights that cost the government up to $800 per unit,” an official told Stars and Stripes. “The temptation and ease with which to steal and sell them, for some, is irresistible.”


20 posted on 05/15/2012 7:45:38 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Rebelbase
Correct me but didn't "we" force the Marine Corps to lower their standards, to accept people with criminal records, to accept illegal aliens with who knows what records?????

Just as local police forces were forced to accept people with criminal backgrounds, first "misdemeanors" then on to "non-serious felony" records have many many more "problems."

We now are finding the similar folk in our military, even in the once "few, proud Marines."

21 posted on 05/15/2012 7:52:52 PM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: xzins

Your post is exactly correct, re: how difficult it is to steal a weapon. Some equipment isn’t as tightly controlled, but weapons? Forget about it, unless the armory chain of command is involved, which is very unlikely.


22 posted on 05/15/2012 8:10:30 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: count-your-change

YES!

http://www.stripes.com/news/fbi-says-u-s-criminal-gangs-are-using-military-to-spread-their-reach-1.57718


23 posted on 05/15/2012 8:19:46 PM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: zerosix
Correct me but didn't "we" force the Marine Corps to lower their standards, to accept people with criminal records, to accept illegal aliens with who knows what records?????

Where did you read that? Could you post some more information, maybe a link?

24 posted on 05/15/2012 8:27:28 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: Rebelbase

This was bound to happen once Obama opened up our military to the gays.


25 posted on 05/15/2012 8:58:18 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Rebelbase
Well, he is Army, but Casey did say “Our diversity, not only in our Army, but in our country, is a strength. And as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse”.

If they were selling to gangs, it was likely a diversity effort. And that's a positive thing for us.
26 posted on 05/15/2012 9:06:38 PM PDT by Jay Santos CP ("Idiocracy"... It's no longer just a movie.)
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To: xzins

You best not get caught with an M-16 in your locker either. I knew an E5 who got busted to E1 for that in the early 70s. Never did find out where he got it.


27 posted on 05/15/2012 9:07:44 PM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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To: Henry Hnyellar

With all that training they should be able to get a job later...with the drug cartels.


28 posted on 05/15/2012 9:15:14 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Lancey Howard; xzins

Agree with both of you, it’s next5 to impossible to steal a weapon from the armory.

I was on temporary duty in our armory in 1966. We had a sign in and sign out procedure that was followed to the letter and inventory every single day of hundreds and hundreds of weapons and ammo. Every single item had to be accounted for and heaven forbid if the count didn’t come up right. That didn’t mean that one had been stolen, that meant somebody screwed up the count and we would have to do it all again until the count did come out right.


29 posted on 05/15/2012 9:15:48 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Romney vs. Obama? One of them has to lose, I'll rejoice in that fact, whichever it is.)
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To: Lancey Howard; xzins

That sign in sign out procedure included checking IDs and it didn’t matter that the guys name was printed on his shirt or that you maybe had personally known him your whole life, you still check his ID.


30 posted on 05/15/2012 9:18:42 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Romney vs. Obama? One of them has to lose, I'll rejoice in that fact, whichever it is.)
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To: Henry Hnyellar

Bump.


31 posted on 05/15/2012 9:20:04 PM PDT by dcwusmc (A FREE People have no sovereign save Almighty GOD!!! III OK We are EVERYWHERE!!!)
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To: xzins
Weapons are controlled from THE Depot by computer. They require a twice yearly eye ball and signatures by two people at the local level and the custodian who is issued the weapons. They in turn have to have signed inventories each shift. They may have receipts for individual weapons on file to account for the issued weapon. There is a local record of each weapons life use and supply has a list in their computer. That said I know of one that fell out of a holster in the Philippines. I opened a door and opened another door on the flight line and found a 20mm machine gun standing there. Someone got in trouble.
32 posted on 05/15/2012 9:24:50 PM PDT by Domangart
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To: xzins

Where in the article does it say that anything was sold to Mexican gangs? Unless you know something we don’t, the gangs were not identified in the story.


33 posted on 05/15/2012 9:38:44 PM PDT by Melas (u)
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To: Rebelbase

Check the source.


34 posted on 05/15/2012 9:43:37 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useless and useful idiots.)
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To: Uncle Slayton

I think your timeline is skewed. Things like this, if true, don’t happen that fast.


35 posted on 05/15/2012 9:45:33 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useless and useful idiots.)
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To: Myrddin

I was on a ship in Mayport, FL in 97 when the FBI locked down one of the DD’s because a Gunner’s Mate had stolen a case of grenades and sent them to his buddies in New Jersey.


36 posted on 05/15/2012 9:53:55 PM PDT by GreyHoundSailor
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To: GreyHoundSailor

This one smells of another “Fast and Furious”.
I would not be surprised since Obama hates our military and would do everything he could (along with Holder) to cast a dark shadow on all of them. If you can do away with the existing military and replace them with you own (brown shirts), you CAN be the “King” as there would be no resistance agains’t you. Just saying............


37 posted on 05/16/2012 4:53:49 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Doe Eyes
If illegal aliens aren't serving in the services how then are they being granted citizenship on the basis of their military service.

These men/women aren't green card holders working a jobs, they are being recruited at high schools and once in, given citizenship on the basis of that service.

38 posted on 05/16/2012 1:32:55 PM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: Rebelbase

am I idealistic or is America rotten to the core?


39 posted on 05/16/2012 1:39:10 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (they have no god but caesar)
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To: count-your-change
Gangs infiltrating the armed services?

This has been going on for several years. I'm not sure anybody has a good handle on how pervasive it is. It makes sense; gang-banger with no police record enlists, gets combat training and experience, comes back and teaches his homies how to do it. AND sells stolen gear.

40 posted on 05/16/2012 1:43:24 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: zerosix
Enlistment Eligibility - Marines
41 posted on 05/16/2012 6:26:11 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: huldah1776

$800 flashlights? How hi-tech can you make a flashlight?


42 posted on 05/19/2012 9:28:51 AM PDT by Kent1957
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To: Kent1957

LOL - remember the cost of the toilets from Independence Day?


43 posted on 05/19/2012 12:56:28 PM PDT by huldah1776
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