In records released today in Kentucky, it was learned that Army Staff Sgt. Bilal Kevin Abdullah ran an illegal scam out of his base in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, from May 2010 through June 2011; the entire time he was deployed.
Abdullah is accused of arranging “fake” fuel transport missions, then creating false documentation for the trucks transporting the petroleum.
It’s alleged that once the trucks left Forward Operating Base Fenty, near Jalalabad, the excess fuel was stolen.
Prosecutors say a representative of an unnamed Afghan trucking company would pay Abdullah, who would split the funds among co-conspirators.
It’s not clear from the recently unsealed documents if Abdullah was the ring-leader of the scam or a pawn in a larger conspiracy or if the fuel was being diverted into enemy hands, or used for the local Afghan economy.
The government has yet to learn how the American Soldier “hooked up” with the Afghans for his part of the scam. There is reason to believe he might have “inherited’ the scam from Soldiers previously deployed at FOB Fenty.
Details in the bribery scheme are still unfolding.
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