Air Force Base RAID Reported – Threats Identified!
(FeaturedNews.com) – Officials with the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force, headquartered in Seattle, launched an investigation into Air Force Staff Sergeant John Sanger in August 2021. The airman reportedly wrote a series of social media posts questioning the results of the 2020 election and threatening violence before the riot at the US Capitol Building on January 6, 2021. A new report revealed that federal prosecutors charged him and five others with conspiracy charges.
On Monday, May 9, 2022, Military.com reported that prosecutors charged Staff Sergeant Sanger and five other staff members with possessing roughly 14,000 rounds of stolen ammunition, an unregistered firearm, and conspiracy to commit the theft of government property. Court documents allege the six airmen conspired to steal thousands of rounds of ammunition from Fairchild Air Force Base and falsified records to conceal their crime.
6 Airmen Caught with Thousands of Rounds of Stolen Ammo, Federal Indictment Alleges https://t.co/alrQEdNMxV
— Military.com (@Militarydotcom) May 10, 2022
An FBI affidavit filed on May 3 detailed portions of the agency’s investigation. Sanger and Staff Sergeant Eric Eagleton reportedly met with an undercover agent wearing a wireless transmitter in March 2022.
Eagleton told the operative that he and the other five airmen stole several thousands of rounds of ammunition per day, according to the sworn statement. Another airman charged in the scheme told the undercover agent the group falsified records to show other Air Force personnel used the ammo during weapon qualification training to cover up the theft.
It remains unclear what the airmen intended to do with the stolen ammunition.
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