Soldier gets prison time for robbery
January 25, 2004
SCHWEINFURT, Germany — Two 1st Infantry Division soldiers received prison sentences last week for the off-base robbery of a Schweinfurt man last August.
Pvt. Clem George, 20, of the 1st Military Police Company, pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of robbery and conspiracy, said Capt. Matthew Brown, the prosecutor in the case. The military judge, Lt. Col. Robin Hall, sentenced George to one year in prison, forfeiture of all pay, and a bad-conduct discharge.
Pfc. Albert Jackson, 20, of the 9th Engineer Battalion, pleaded guilty to the same charges Friday, Brown said. Hall sentenced him to six months in prison, forfeiture of all pay, a bad-conduct discharge, and ordered him reduced to the lowest enlisted rank.
Brown said the two soldiers were walking along a street in Schweinfurt after midnight Aug. 9 when they confronted a Greek man who lives in the city. After a brief conversation, George pulled out a replica of a pistol and threatened the man. Jackson grabbed the man’s wallet and stole 50 euros (about $62) from it.
Both men had been stationed in Schweinfurt.