Army Officer Sentenced for Making False Statements

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- An Army officer has been sentenced to six months of house arrest and two years of probation for making false statements and stealing government property.

U.S. Attorney's spokeswoman Joyce Vance, of the Northern District of Alabama, says 45-year-old James McLinnaham was sentenced Tuesday. He was also fined $25,000 and is ordered to pay restitution.

Authorities say McLinnaham made false statements on official disclosure forms, in a questionnaire that was required for national security clearance and in work orders he submitted to the Army print shop.

Among other things, officials say McLinnaham failed to disclose his position and wages from an outside business. Officials say McLinnaham also printed posters for his outside business that he said were needed for official purposes.

McLinnaham, was stationed at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville.

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