ARMY RESERVE LIGHT COLONEL WHO TOOK
"War is HELL," a famous Army general once said. Obviously he never met now-retired USAR LTC David Young. That officer might just disagree.
The ex-Green Beret and former contract officer in Afghanistan lived high on the hog indeed. Gordon Gecko called greed "good" in the movie WALL STREET. Well, for this New Hampshire native, it was like Frosted Flakes IN A BOWL OF MILK, simply "great!"
Young, 51, who resided in ritzy Hernando Beach, Florida before the Feds nabbed him on fraud and money laundering charges, liked to party on his ill-gotten gains.
IT'S "PARTY-TIME" ALL THE TIME!
Blonde babes could be seen swarming around him like flies. He went to the finest restaurants and tooled around town in a Jaguar 225.
When Young wanted to impress his pals, he'd haul out a box of gold coins and stack them in piles of glittering lucre.
That was before the Feds got a tip that Young had tipped off friendly contractors and received kickbacks that would make him a very wealthy man indeed.
The crime took place in 2007 when then-LTC Young was serving as the U.S. Army's official liaison for Afghan National Security forces.
HE ENDS UP BEHIND BARS
Now that his past has caught up with him, Young's address will be a federal pen for the next 3.5 years. He could have received up to 25 years in the slammer, but his lawyers worked out a plea bargain that would get Young out from behind bars in a small fraction of that time.
A check by MilitaryCorruption.com into Young's background disclosed that his crooked ways were already known - at least to the New Hampshire Bar Association. They stripped Young of his license to practice law while the Reserve officer was still in uniform.
It seems the slippery crook ripped off his elderly clients and got caught misappropriating funds.
|ARMY MAJOR ACCUSED IN $2.8 MILLION BRIBE
SCHEME - WIFE ALSO INDICTED IN MASSIVE
CONTRACTOR FRAUD - EDDIE PRESSLEY SAID
TO HAVE RECEIVED KICKBACKS FROM TERRY
HALL - GEORGIA MAN GOT $21 MILLION CONTRACT
FOR DELIVERING BOTTLED WATER/BUILDING
FENCES IN KUWAIT - ALL THREE ALLEGED
CONSPIRATORS FREE ON $500,000 BAIL
|"I DID IT" - ARMY RESERVE LTC ADMITS
SHE TOOK BRIBES IN IRAQ CONTRACT $CAM
DEBRA HARRISON PLEADS GUILTY - FACES
UP TO 20 YEARS IN PRISON AND $250,000 FINE
GOT CADILLAC ESCALADE AND BIG BUCKS
FOR HOME IMPROVEMENTS FOR HER ROLE
IN FRAUD - GREED DESTROYS OFFICER'S
ONCE TEFLON-COATED CAREER
ARMY OFFICER CAUGHT SMUGGLING $100 BILLS
|"THREE'S A CROWD" SAYS IRATE WIFE
CALLS CID ON ARMY CAPTAIN HUBBY - SAYS
HE TOOK BRIBES AND STOLE ARTIFACTS IN
IRAQ - "LAST STRAW" CAME WHEN FT LEWIS
OFFICER BROUGHT HOME PREGNANT GAL PAL
FROM MIDDLE EAST - SUGGESTED "LIVE-IN"
ARRANGEMENT - CAPT CEDAR LANMON NOW
FACES BRIBERY, CONSPIRACY, THEFT RAP
|MARINE MAJOR PLEADS GUILTY TO STEALING
IRAQ RECONSTRUCTION FUNDS - TRIED TO
DEPOSIT NEW $100 BILLS IN STATESIDE BANKS
FIGHTER-PILOT MARK FULLER CUTS DEAL WITH
U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE IN PHOENIX - WILL
PAY $300,000 FINE AT $3K A MONTH - HOPES
FOR MINIMAL JAIL TIME - MARINE RESERVIST
WAS CONTRACT OFFICER FOR 5TH CIVIL
AFFAIRS GROUP, IRAQ, FROM 2005 TO 2006
|MAJOR "FRAUD" UNCOVERED AS ARMY FIELD
GRADE AND WIFE ARRESTED IN TEXAS - JOHN
COCKERHAM AND "HIGH-MAINTENANCE" MELISSA
HELD WITHOUT BAIL IN HUGE KICKBACK $CHEME
CONTRACTING AND PROCUREMENT OFFICER
WITH US ARMY SOUTH SAID TO HAVE TAKEN
MILLIONS IN BRIBES - RIGGED BOTTLED WATER
CONTRACT IN KUWAIT - $5 MILLION MORE IN
PIPELINE FROM CROOKED DEALS - MONEY
LAUNDERED THROUGH BANKS IN MIDDLE EAST
|ANOTHER ARMY CONTRACTING OFFICER CAUGHT
TAKING BRIBES - MAJ RODERICK SANCHEZ OF
FT. CARSON CHARGED WITH ACCEPTING GOODIES
(LAND, PICK-UP TRUCK, MOTORCYCLE, EXPENSIVE
WRISTWATCHES) IN EXCHANGE FOR STEERING
CONTRACTS IN KUWAIT, IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN
IF CONVICTED, FIELD-GRADE COULD GET UP TO
15 YEARS IN PRISON AND $250,000 IN FINES