North Dakota Man Sentenced in Copper Theft in Afghanistan

In February 2013, Guidry was working for a local Afghan company and was arrested after a sting operation was set up

 

NATIONAL — A North Dakota man accused of stealing copper wire from Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan is sentenced.

Federal prosecutors say 41-year-old Benjamin Guidry was sentenced to nearly three years in prison following his conviction for theft of government property.

In February 2013, Guidry was working for a local Afghan company and was arrested after a sting operation was set up.

He exchanged $4,000 with a civilian contractor on the base for spools of copper worth $54,000.

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