Federal prosecutors said former Staff Sgt. Joel Cleve Miller, 40, was found guilty of possession of an illegal chrome AK-47 that he smuggled back from Iraq during a 14-month tour in 2005.
When he returned to his home in Hemet, California he bragged to several friends that he smuggled the gun back after it once belonged to Saddam Hussein’s Royal Guard.
The U.S. Marine Corps discharged Miller in December 2011 after 20 years in the military for approving false travel claims and stealing from the U.S. Government.
Source: John Ashbury for The Press Enterprise.