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Nearly 100 soldiers are confined to a Seattle base following a report of missing sensitive military equipment, including scopes and night lasers, a spokesman said Sunday.
Authorities conducted an inventory last month and are trying to determine how long the equipment has been missing, he said.
The missing gear includes hundreds of night-vision goggles and missing weapons accessories worth about $630,000, said Major Chris Ophardt, a spokesman for the U.S. Army's I Corps at the base, about 9 miles south of Tacoma.
A federal jury in Las Vegas found an active-duty Navy SEAL guilty on 13 of 15 charges alleging he smuggled machine guns from Iraq and Afghanistan and headed a conspiracy to sell weapons and explosives in the U.S.
Fuller had deployed to Iraq with 5th Civil Affairs Group and worked at Camp Fallujah as a project purchasing officer handling CERP, or Commander’s Emergency Response Program, funds. Federal prosecutors alleged the officer took money from the program and made 91 separate deposits totaling more than $440,000 into personal bank accounts from October 2005 to April 2006.