April 26, Raleigh News and Observer – (International) Marine pleads guilty to taking gifts. A major in the U.S. Marine Corps will spend a year in prison after pleading guilty in federal court to receiving illegal payments and gifts from companies doing business with the Marines in Iraq. The man also faces a year of supervised release once his prison term is over. He was sentenced in federal court April 25. In 2005, the man was deployed to Camp Fallujah in Iraq, where he acted as a liaison between contractors and the Marines, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. That year, he sought and received three Rolex watches and $35,000 from a company that provided gym equipment, and received another Rolex watch from another company interested in contracts involving vehicles, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. He shipped the money in a trunk to his home in Jacksonville, North Carolina, and carried the watches with him.
With a record like that he could be a Senator.