DOJ says Camp Mabry analyst stole $1 million-plus in military equipment

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A federal employee charged with stealing more than $1 million worth of military equipment from Camp Mabry in Austin surrendered to authorities on Thursday, the U.S. Department of Justice has announced.

The Austin American-Statesman reported that, according to the DOJ, Joseph Mora, 35, a program analyst who has worked in a federal property warehouse at Camp Mabry since 2013, was charged with theft of government property and conspiracy to commit fraud against the United States. If convicted, Mora could face up to 30 years in prison.

Federal agents found a pallet of night-vision goggles and boxes full of aiming devices and tripods while executing a search warrant on Tuesday, the Statesman reported. The DOJ said that Mora is accused of having stolen that type of equipment during his six years on the job, later selling those items on eBay and through other sources. Camp Mabry is headquarters for various branches of Texas’s state and National Guard units.

More posted $10,000 bail and was released from custody, the newspaper reported.

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