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Former sailor sentenced to prison for stealing, selling military gear

November 4, 2011 |  5:03 pm

A former enlisted U.S. sailor was sentenced in San Diego federal court Friday to 2 1/2 years years in prison for stealing and selling military hardware, including rifle scopes, laser-aiming devices  and night-vision equipment.

Phillip Andro Jamison, 31, was a petty officer 1st class assigned to Naval Amphibious Base in Coronado with access to the unit's armory. He admitted selling some of the gear on EBay and exporting the night-vision equipment to Hong Kong.

Jamison pleaded guilty to a single count of exporting defense articles without a license. U.S. District Court Judge Marilyn Huff also ordered Huff to repay $170,000 to the Navy.

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--Tony Perry in San Diego

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