Soldier sentenced for making $10 million in unauthorized purchases

May 29, 2013 at 2:03 PM

ORLANDO, Fla., May 29 (UPI) -- An Army reservist in Orlando, Fla., was sentenced to prison for making $10 million in unauthorized purchases and selling the goods.

Sebastian Stewart Oyegun II, 33, previously pleaded guilty to one count of theft of government property, and was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Orlando. He was also ordered to pay $10.2 million in restitution, and forfeit cash and several vehicles, the U.S. attorney's office said.

Between 2009 and 2011, Oyegun used a government website to purchase items, such as power tools and computer equipment, then sell them on the website Craigslist and at flea markets.

Two Sanford, Fla., brothers were recently arrested and charged for their alleged roles in the crime. Husein Kermali, 37, and Sikandar Kermali, 33, are suspected of purchasing more than $1 million in items from Oyegun, the Orlando Sentinel reported Wednesday.

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