Soldier charged with smuggling to change plea
Posted: Wednesday, July 7, 2010 8:01 pm
MEMPHIS (AP) — A U.S. Army officer facing federal charges of smuggling more than $100,000 out of Iraq is scheduled to change his plea in Memphis from not guilty in a deal with the government.
Maj. Charles E. Sublett faces charges of bulk cash smuggling and making a false statement.
Last month, Sublett’s attorney said his client was changing his plea but would not divulge what the new plea will be, or what the agreement is. The hearing is Wednesday.
Sublett approved supplies contracts while serving in Iraq between August 2004 and February 2005.
The indictment says Sublett sent a package containing almost $108,000 in sequentially numbered $100 bills and more than 17 million Iraqi dinar, then worth about $11,600, from Balad, Iraq to Killeen, Texas.
Published in The Messenger 7.7.10