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Ex-Navy sailor admits stealing equipment from base armory

April 28, 2011 |  5:08 pm

An ex-Navy sailor pleaded guilty in San Diego federal court Thursday to stealing military equipment and selling it through EBay.

Phillip Andro Jamison, 31, a former petty officer 1st class, admitted that he sold tactical flashlights, rifle scopes, laser aiming devices and night-vision items -- all stolen from an armory at the Naval Amphibious Base in Coronado. In one instance, he exported some of the equipment to Hong Kong.

As part of a plea bargain, Jamison agreed pay the Navy more than $170,000 for the stolen items. He is to be sentenced Aug. 1.

The maximum term for export of defense articles without a license is 10 years in prison and a $1-million fine.

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