ARMY CAPTAIN CAUGHT STEALING $700K FROM
HUMANITARIAN AND RELIEF FUNDS EARMARKED
FOR IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN - CIVIL AFFAIRS
OFFICER INDICTED BY FEDERAL GRAND JURY
IN OREGON - SAID TO HAVE USED CASH TO BUY
NEW VEHICLES, COMPUTERS FOR HIMSELF
NABBED WHEN BIG BANK TRANSACTIONS SET
OFF "ALARM BELLS" - SOURCES SAY STACKS
OF $100 BILLS SHIPPED HOME TO THE STATES

The lure of "easy money" was apparently too much for one Army civil affairs captain in Iraq to resist.

A Federal Grand jury, sitting in Portland, Ore., has returned an indictment against Michael Dung Nguyen, charging he stole nearly $700,000 in government funds earmarked for "humanitarian and reconstruction" projects in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Sources tell MilitaryCorruption.com the 28 year-old officer would ship home stacks of tightly bound hundred-dollar bills to his home in Beaverton, Ore.

The captain might have gotten away with the alleged theft, except his moving unusually large amounts of cash in and out of his Stateside bank account set off "alarm bells" and the Feds were called in to investigate

ALLEGED THEFTS TOOK PLACE OVER TWO-YEAR PERIOD

Court papers show Nguyen siphoned off the funds while assigned to Muqdadiyah, Iraq between April 2007 and this past February.

U.S. Attorney Karin Immergut told MCC the Army officer had displayed a "shocking" amount of greed in grabbing up such a huge pile of money.

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