Two airmen assigned to U.S. Air Force postal centers in the Kaiserslautern area of Germany were convicted of stealing earlier this month, one for retaining an iPhone, the other for destroying mail.
Senior Airman Nikeem A. Coleman pleaded guilty to opening a fellow airman’s mail and stealing an iPhone contained inside and was sentenced by a panel of officers to hard labour without confinement for three months. His military status was reduced in rank to airman and he received a reprimand. Coleman’s punishment included two months restriction, which means his daily movements will be limited as determined by his unit.
The other airman, Eddy Escobar Loaiza, pleaded guilty to stealing and destroying a civilian’s letters. A panel of officers reduced Escobar Loaiza to the rank of airman, ordered him to forfeit $300 a month for six months and sentenced him to hard labour without confinement for three months. The cases were both unrelated and the two men have both been removed from the postal career field.
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