A resident of the U.S. state of Virginia admitted to stealing parts of presidential helicopters for a total amount of almost 100 thousand dollars. Reported by the Associated Press.
According to the Agency, 34-year-old Brendan Baker (Branden Baker) said that he had carried from the base of Marine One, which maintained the helicopters for the first persons of the state, a total of more than 50 image intensifiers and night vision devices. As he entered the territory, not reported. Production male sold on Internet auction site eBay. According to investigators, the crimes were committed between 2013 and 2015.
Baker faces up to 10 years in prison. Moreover, he was a pretrial agreement must pay 94 thousands of dollars in damage. Sentencing is scheduled for August.
In October 2016, six American soldiers were arrested for the theft of military equipment and its subsequent sale. The list of stolen headsets for radios, flight helmets, flak jackets, medicines, sights for grenade launchers, spare parts and accessories for rifles and machine guns. However, the most popular bracket for mounting night vision devices to helmets.