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Robert Tilford

Robert Tilford

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Region: United States
Registered: 5/12/2012
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Robert Tilford is a former soldier and Infantryman US Army who is a graduate of the US Army Infantry School at Ft. Benning, Georgia. Robert studied Ethics at Phoenix College. He is active on social networking sites, including facebook and twitter.

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Afghanistan is a major money laundering country, according to the US State Department

CommentsArticle Views 518 | 01/31/2015 at 8:37PM by Robert Tilford Money laundering is the process in which the proceeds of crime are transformed into ostensibly legitimate money or other assets.
The State Department lists Afghanistan as a major money-laundering country whose financial institutions either engage in, or are vulnerable to, transactions involving significant criminal proceeds, all of which “continue to pose serious threats to the security and development of Afghanistan.” Money laundering is the process in which the proceeds of crime...
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Debarment of customs official based on offer to conceal shipments of goods to Afghanistan via Iran

CommentsArticle Views 525 | 01/31/2015 at 7:40PM by Robert Tilford The US Air Force Suspension and Debarment
Official debarred Abdul Masould Walizada based on his offers to prepare
fabricated customs of documents for goods shipped into Afghanistan from
Iran.
As the result of a joint investigation by SIGAR  (Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction) , the Department of State Inspector General and the ICCTF, the Air Force Suspension and Debarment Official debarred Abdul Masould Walizada based on his offers to prepare fabricated customs of documents for goods shipped into Afghanistan from Iran. Walizad...
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U.S. Army soldier discharged for receiving kickbacks and smuggling alcohol in Afghanistan

CommentsArticle Views 629 | 01/31/2015 at 7:01PM by Robert Tilford
U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Charles Edward McElveen was discharged from the U.S. Army under Chapter 10 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice in lieu of trial by court martial. McElveen was discharged “other than honorable” from the military for the sale and distribution of alcohol while deployed to Afghanistan from 2012 until 2013. McElveen ...
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U.S. contractor pleads guilty to theft of computer equipment worth over $200,000 grand

CommentsArticle Views 673 | 01/31/2015 at 6:52PM by Robert Tilford Timothy Maurer, a former Raytheon employee, pled guilty to a criminal information charging him with theft of government property.
On December 12, 2014, in the Northern District of Illinois, Timothy Maurer, a former Raytheon employee, pled guilty to a criminal information charging him with theft of government property. The investigation was initiated following reports of systemic theft of U.S. government-owned computer equipment at Shindand Air Base during 2013 and 2014. Evidence reveal...
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U.S. contractor indicted for fraud and conspiracy

CommentsArticle Views 547 | 01/31/2015 at 6:40PM by Robert Tilford George E. Green was arrested subsequent to a five count federal indictment for violations of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and structuring financial transactions...
On December 16, 2014, in the Eastern District of Texas, George E. Green was arrested subsequent to a five count federal indictment for violations of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and structuring financial transactions. The investigation was initiated after USAID received allegations that Green, an employee of International Relief Development (IRD), had sol...
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Former U.S. contractor sentenced to 3 months in prison & seven months home arrest for bribery scheme

CommentsArticle Views 565 | 01/31/2015 at 6:29PM by Robert Tilford In July 2014, Bertolini, a former employee
of Lakeshore Engineering Services Inc. (LES), a subsidiary of Lakeshore
Toltest Corporation, pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire
fraud and receive an illegal kickback.
On December 15, 2014, in the District of Arizona, Robert Bertolini was sentenced to three months of imprisonment followed by seven months of home detention, three years of probation upon release, and forfeiture of $59,975 to the U.S. government. In July 2014, Bertolini, a former employee of Lakeshore Engineering Services Inc. (LES), a subsidiary of ...
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Former U.S. Army sergeant pleads guilty to bribery scheme

CommentsArticle Views 626 | 01/31/2015 at 6:21PM by Robert Tilford The men were charged with bribery and conspiracy pertaining to his
involvement in a theft scheme to sell government-appropriated fuel in
July 2011.
On November 19, 2014, in the Eastern District of North Carolina, Enmanuel Lugo pled guilty to charges of bribery and conspiracy pertaining to his involvement in a theft scheme to sell government-appropriated fuel in July 2011. On October 22, 2014, Enmanuel Lugo relinquished $28,700 in U.S. currency to federal agents during a formal proffer session ...
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Three U.S. Army soldiers plead guilty to embezzlement scheme

CommentsArticle Views 568 | 01/31/2015 at 6:15PM by Robert Tilford Over time, the soldiers stole cash, purchased a substantial number of $1,000 money orders, and sent the funds to their spouses, to electronic bank accounts, or to various vendors.
On October 6, 2014, in the Eastern District of North Carolina, U.S. Army Sergeant First Class (SFC) Cleo Autry, SFC Deric Harper, and SFC Jeffrey Arthur Cook each pled guilty to one count of theft of government property and conspiracy. Between October 2008 and April 2012, the subjects of the investigation were deployed with the ...
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Former U.S. Army specialist pleads guilty to fuel theft scheme

CommentsArticle Views 566 | 01/31/2015 at 6:07PM by Robert Tilford  Forward Operating Base  Sharana in Afghanistan.
On October 6, 2014, in the Eastern District of North Carolina, U.S. Army Specialist Alexander Swim pled guilty to theft and conversion of public property and aiding and abetting. In addition, Swim will be subject to forfeiture of assets. From January 2012 until October 2012, Swim was deployed to Afghanistan under the Combined Joint Special ...
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H.R. 159 does not adequatly address the issue of children trafficking other children in sex

CommentsArticle Views 588 | 01/31/2015 at 1:24PM by Robert Tilford A disturbing new trend in child sex trafficking is occurring at high schools around the country, right under the nose of officials. H.R. 159 STOP EXPLOITATION THROUGH TRAFFICKING ACT OF 2015 doesn't adequately address that issue. Moreover it sometimes confuses between the victims and the perpetrators of this type of heinous crime.
Despite a growing recognition of the seriousness and pervasiveness of the crime of child sex trafficking, across the country and a majority of the states still have statutes on the books that criminalize child prostitution. These statutes are often in conflict with the states’ statutory rape and child abuse statutes, which support the idea that a ...
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