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World Briefs: U.S. officer found guilty of fraud, fined $300,000
BERLIN — The former commander of the Army’s 173rd Airborne Brigade was fined $300,000 and issued a formal reprimand Thursday, after a court-martial convicted him of multiple counts of fraud, conduct unbecoming of an officer, bigamy and other charges related to a long-term extramarital affair he had with a woman he met in Iraq.
Johnson had pleaded guilty to 13 counts against him and was convicted of two other counts by the panel of officers hearing the case. Twelve other counts were dismissed as the proceedings opened Sunday.
The West Point graduate was relieved of his command of the Vicenza, Italy-based 173rd in March 2011 amid the investigation.
He was accused of having an affair with an Iraqi woman he met in Iraq in 2005, who was the daughter of his cultural adviser. He pleaded guilty to marrying her before divorcing his wife.
‘Vampire’ skeleton going on display
SOFIA — Ever since archaeologists announced last week that they have found two ancient skeletons in Bulgaria with iron rods thrust through their chests, the media have been reporting how Bulgarians once did that to prevent the dead from emerging from the grave as vampires.
The media have reported that because vampire tales remain popular in Balkan countries such as Bulgaria some people in the Black Sea resort of Sozopol, where the skeletons were found in a graveyard, are having trouble sleeping at night.
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