Contractor Pleads In Iraqi Fuel Theft Scheme

ALEXANDRIA, Va. –A former Department of Defense contractor pleaded guilty Tuesday in Virginia in a scheme that involved the theft of about $39.6 million from the U.S. Army in Iraq, the Justice Department said.

Lee William Dubois, 32, of  Lexington, S.C., pleaded guilty to theft of government property, authorities said.  Dubois was a captain in the U.S. Army until July 2007, and shortly after went to work for a Department of Defense contractor based in Kuwait.

Dubois said that between July 2007 and May 2008, he and others used fraudulent documents to enter the Victory Bulk Fuel Point (VBFP) in Camp Liberty, Iraq, and presented false fuel authorization forms to steal aviation and diesel fuel for sale on the black market, the Justice Deaprtment said.

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