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US Army Captain Charged With Stealing Iraq Funds

A U.S. military officer has been charged with stealing nearly $700,000 of funds intended for humanitarian relief in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Captain Michael Dung Nguyen is accused of stealing the money while on duty in Iraq, from April 2007 until last month.

Nguyen was arrested after the U.S. Internal Revenue Service tracked large deposits made by Nguyen in U.S. banks.

The army captain is charged with theft of government property, money laundering and illegally structuring financial transactions.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.