Guilty plea in thefts of Marine One helicopter fleet

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A Virginia man has pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $100,000 worth of military equipment that is used for the support of the Marine One helicopter fleet carries the president.

Thirty-four-year-old Burn Baker acknowledged Tuesday in federal court in Alexandria that he stole more than 50 image intensifiers and other night vision equipment, Marine Helicopter Squadron, located at Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia. He sold the stolen equipment on eBay.

Authorities say the theft took place from 2013 to 2015.

Baker faces up to 10 years in prison for theft of government property when he is sentenced in August.

The plea agreement also requires Baker to pay $94,000 in restitution.

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