FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota man has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison for his role in the theft of copper wire from
Federal prosecutors say 41-year-old Benjamin Guidry was sentenced Monday following his conviction for theft of government property.
In , Guidry was working for a local Afghan company. The government says evidence at trial showed he solicited two civilian contractors at
The contractors reported the defendant to U.S. Army Criminal Investigations Command, which set up a sting operation. Evidence at trial showed Guidry offered one of the contractors $4,000 for help stealing spools of copper worth about $54,000.
Guidry was apprehended after leaving the Air Force compound with the copper wire.
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