Former U.S. Army Captain Sentenced for Accepting Gratuities from Iraqi Contractors
April 2, 2013
A former U.S. Army captain from Lawton was sentenced Monday to serve 23 months in prison for conspiring to accept thousands of dollars in gratuities from contractors during his deployment to Baghdad.
Sean Patrick O'Brien, 38, of Lawton, illegally accepted about $37,500 in cash payments and jewelry for assisting Iraqi contractors in dealing with the U.S. government, according to court documents.
The gratuities were paid from mid-2008 through January 2009 and O'Brien allegedly was assisted by two co-conspirators, court documents state.