Ex-Fort Bragg pilot sentenced to 3 years in prison - WRBL

Ex-Fort Bragg pilot sentenced to 3 years in prison

Posted: Updated:
RALEIGH, N.C. - A former Fort Bragg helicopter pilot has been sentenced to three years in prison for stealing $1.3 million in military equipment during overseas deployments.
    
U.S. Attorney Thomas G. Walker says 41-year-old Kurt Allen Bennett was sentenced Friday in Raleigh.
    
Bennett pleaded guilty in June to conspiracy to steal and convert government property and theft and conversion of government property.
    
Bennett was a chief warrant officer and an Apache helicopter pilot. Investigators said he stole equipment in Iraq in 2008 and 2009 and hid it in shipping containers to recover it back in the United States.
    
They said he did this again, along with another soldier, during a deployment to Afghanistan in 2010 and 2011. The other soldier is serving an 18-month sentence for his role in the crimes.
  • North CarolinaMore>>

  • Traffic deaths high among NC rural counties

    Traffic deaths high among NC rural counties

    Traffic deaths high among NC rural counties

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-08-21 01:32:28 GMT
    Tractor AccidentTractor Accident
    Three people on average die every day in North Carolina in a traffic crash.
    Three people on average die every day in North Carolina in a traffic crash.
  • NC adjournment approved, 2-year session ends

    NC adjournment approved, 2-year session ends

    A Superior Court judge has struck down parts of new rules.A Superior Court judge has struck down parts of new rules.
    North Carolina House members erupted into cheers and gave hugs as lawmakers wrapped up their work for the two-year session. The Senate is expected to follow soon.
    That's all for now for state lawmakers they wrap up work for a two-year session.
  • 9 On Your Side talks rural healthcare with DHHS in Raleigh

    9 On Your Side talks rural healthcare with DHHS in Raleigh

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:29:23 GMT
    Rural healthcare and Medicaid are two of the biggest challenges facing the state right now, but there are a lot of different ideas of how to meet the need. 9 On Your Side's Josh Birch spent Wednesday in Raleigh with state health officials.
    Rural healthcare and Medicaid are two of the biggest challenges facing the state right now, but there are a lot of different ideas of how to meet the need. 9 On Your Side's Josh Birch spent Wednesday in Raleigh with state health officials.
  • U.S. & World NewsMore>>

  • Israeli airstrike kills 3 senior Hamas leaders

    Israeli airstrike kills 3 senior Hamas leaders

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:53 AM EDT2014-08-21 08:53:56 GMT
    The Islamic militant group Hamas says three of its senior military leaders have been killed in an Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip.
    An Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed three senior commanders of the Hamas military wing on Thursday, the group said, in what is likely to be a major blow to the organization's morale and a significant achievement for...
  • Holder offers reassurance to people of Ferguson

    Holder offers reassurance to people of Ferguson

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:43 AM EDT2014-08-21 07:43:45 GMT
    It's been a quieter night in Ferguson, Missouri. Some demonstrators returned to the streets Wednesday evening to protest the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white officer, but in diminished numbers.
    To reassure the people of Ferguson, Attorney General Eric Holder reached into his own past, recalling the times he had been stopped by police officers who seemed to target him because of his race.
  • Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress

    Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:15 AM EDT2014-08-21 07:15:54 GMT
    For all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers' minds about military intervention against Islamic State extremists. It's equally unclear whether...
    For all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers' minds about military intervention against Islamic State extremists. It's equally unclear whether the Obama...
  • Most Recent SlideshowsMore>>

  • Cleanup follows heavy storms in Phoenix area

    Cleanup follows heavy storms in Phoenix area

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:03 PM EDT2014-08-21 00:03:38 GMT
    Workers at a farm saw hundreds of cactuses sweep away in a flood. Drivers on Arizona's main north-south freeway watched in shock as muddy waters submerged the road. Rescuers across the state rushed to save...
    Residents began cleaning up Wednesday from devastating flooding that slammed Arizona a day earlier, trapping people in vehicles and homes and destroying up to $2 million worth of inventory at a cactus nursery north of...
  • Son of Beaufort Co. woman found dead in fire charged with murder

    Son of Beaufort Co. woman found dead in fire charged with murder

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:11 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:11:41 GMT
    The Beaufort County Sheriff's Department has arrested a man suspected of killing his mother.
    The Beaufort County Sheriff's Department has arrested a man suspected of killing his mother.
  • 36 dead, 7 missing in Hiroshima landslide

    36 dead, 7 missing in Hiroshima landslide

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:57 AM EDT2014-08-20 13:57:04 GMT
    Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris early Wednesday in the outskirts of Hiroshima, killing at least 10 people and leaving 22 missing, the government said.
    Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris Wednesday on the outskirts of Hiroshima city, killing at least 36 people and leaving seven missing, Japanese police said.
Powered by WorldNow

1350 13th Avenue
Columbus, GA 31901

Telephone: 706.323.3333
Fax: 706.327.6655
Email: news@wrbl.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.