Aussie army officer pleads guilty to theft
Nov 28,2007 00:00 by UPI
SYDNEY -- An Australian army captain has pleaded guilty in a Sydney court to stealing 10 rocket launchers from Australian Defense Force stores.

The officer, Shane Della-Vedova, 46, admitted to the theft and possession of the rocket launchers over a period from 2001 to 2003.

The Australian Broadcasting Corp. said that the prosecution dropped additional charges of selling the weapons.

The court heard Della-Vedova, an ammunition's technician officer, stole the rocket launchers, which he was meant to destroy.

He was remanded and will face a sentencing hearing next month.

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