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Three Marines in sham-marriage scheme are now in the brig

October 18, 2011 |  4:25 pm

Photo: Cpl. Ashley Vice (left) and civilian Jaime Murphy. Credit: Associated Press
The three Marine corporals convicted in a sham-marriage conspiracy are in the brig at Miramar Marine Corps Air Station in San Diego, the Marine Corps said Tuesday.

Ashley Vice, Jeremiah Griffin, and Joseph Garner pleaded guilty to being part of a plan to defraud the Marine Corps in order to get housing allowance money for Vice and her partner, Jaime Murphy, a civilian.

Griffin was sentenced to six months in custody, Garner and Vice to 90 days. Each was also ordered to pay $5,000.

The conspiracy involved Griffin and Garner marrying Vice and Murphy. When officers heard allegations of fraud, an investigation was begun, officials said.

The three Marines have also been give bad-conduct discharges. They were assigned to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing and were based at Camp Pendleton.

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Photo: Cpl. Ashley Vice (left) and civilian Jaime Murphy. Credit: Associated Press

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