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Natividad Lara "Nate" Cervantes, the so-called "Godfather" of Camp Pendleton, was sentenced to two years in prison today (July 25) for accepting more than $100,000 in bribes from contractors seeking millions of dollars of military contracts. Cervantes had pleaded guilty in January.

Cervantes, a supervisor at Camp Pendleton, was arrested in an FBI sting in which he accepted a $10,000 bribe.

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MURPHYJUNK July 26, 2014 @ 7:58 a.m.

no mention of all the equipment bought that is never used and sold as surplus?

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Don Bauder July 26, 2014 @ 10:45 a.m.

Murphyjunk: Cervantes seemed to concentrate on getting bribes from the construction industry.

But you make a good point. When the military purchases billions of dollars equipment that it never uses, or doesn't work, nobody gets punished.

On the other hand, if a bomb is not used, that's good for humanity. Best, Don Bauder

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ImJustABill July 30, 2014 @ 6:50 a.m.

He might get better medical care in prison than some veterans.

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Don Bauder July 30, 2014 @ 7:14 a.m.

ImJustABill: You are exactly right. It is shameful, isn't it? Great comment, ImJustABill. Best, Don Bauder

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