Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Fake Parts to for the Troops

Two Florida men have been sentenced to federal prison for selling the military $4 million in fake parts. The bogus electronics were shipped to troops fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq. Prosecutors argued the fake parts wound up hindering the effort in Iraq.

Horace Christopher Daughtrey got 46 months. George Searcy drew a 37 month sentence.

And they'll have to pay the money back to Uncle Sam -- but at a rate of only $100 a month.

At that rate, taxpayers will get their money back in 1,666 years, 8 months. (Florida Times-Union)

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