Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Auction on eBay leads to military theft charges

A staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force and his mother face federal charges that they stole high-grade equipment used on military helicopters and sold it overseas over the Internet.

Leonard Allen Schenk, who was assigned to the 20th Special Operations Squadron at Hurlburt Field, near Mary Esther, also is charged with trying to hire an undercover agent to kill a possible prosecution witness, not publicly identified, sometime between May and June.

Schenk is scheduled for an 11 a.m. arraignment Monday before U.S. Magistrate Miles Davis on 21 charges, including racketeering, witness tampering, federal trade violations and soliciting murder.

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