CROOKED CONTRACTING OFFICER GETS
FIVE YEARS IN PRISON AFTER PLEA BARGAIN
WITH FEDS - ARMY MAJ RODERICK SANCHEZ
ADMITS HE TOOK BRIBES - HAD SERVED IN IRAQ,
KUWAIT AND AFGHANISTAN - COULD HAVE
RECEIVED AS MUCH AS 15 YEARS IN SLAMMER
AND $250,000 FINE - WAS STATIONED AT CARSON

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It wasn't worth it in the end.

MAJ Roderick Sanchez of Fort Carson, Colo. is just the latest in a long line of military contracting officers overseas to get busted for being greedy and taking kickbacks from crooked businessmen.

Now, the major's military career is over. He'll have to go to prison for five years, and he owes Uncle Sam some $15,000 in fines.

DODGE RAM TRUCK AND HARLEY-DAVIDSON
MOTORCYLE AMONG THE "GOODIES"

There wasn't a lot of greenbacks involved. Sanchez, according to court papers seen by MilitaryCorruption.com, liked his payoffs in the form of "goodies," like a new Dodge RAM pickup truck, Harley-Davidson motorcycle; two Rolex watches; and real estate in Colorado. All of that will be forfeited now, according to Judge Christine M. Arguello.

The 45 year-old field-grade was sentenced after a plea bargain with the Feds in U.S. District Court in Denver, Colo.

Sanchez was lucky to get off as easy as he did. According to sentencing guidelines, the dishonest former contract officer could have received up to 15 years in prison and paid a fine of as much as $250,000. His guilty plea and co-operation with investigators got him a sweetheart deal.

The veteran officer had served in Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait. Now he will be serving "time" in a jail cell at some federal prison facility. No one will salute or call him "sir" there.

 

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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