Fort Campbell Soldier Pleads Guilty in Fuel Scam
By AP/WestKyStar Staff
WESTERN KENTUCKY - An Army sergeant based at Fort Campbell has pleaded guilty for his part in the
theft of fuel from a military base in Afghanistan.
The U.S. Justice Department says Bilal Abdullah pleaded guilty to bribery on
Thursday before U.S. District Judge Thomas B. Russell in the Western District of
A news release from the Justice Department said Abdullah admitted taking
payments from a trucking company representative to facilitate the theft of some
25 truckloads of fuel causing a loss to the U.S. of more than $400,000.
The guilty plea by Abdullah, of the 426th Brigade Support Battalion, is the
third to come out of the investigation.
Military contractor employee Jonathan
Hightower pleaded guilty to similar charges last August, and Christopher Weaver
pleaded guilty to fuel theft last October.
A fourth defendant, Stephanie
Charboneau, is awaiting trial on fuel theft-related charges.