Former Soldier Sentenced to Prison on Bribery Charges

A retired Army master sergeant who pleaded guilty to bribery and money-laundering charges stemming from his time in Iraq has been sentenced to three years and four months in prison.

Ronald Joseph Radcliffe was also fined $30,000 when he was sentenced Monday in federal court.

The 43-year-old Radcliffe was in Iraq from January 2004 to February 2005 as a member of the 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks.

According to an indictment, Radcliffe was stationed in Kirkuk as a supply official when he accepted money from a Turkish national in return for steering Army contracts to several of the man's companies.

Radcliffe has admitted receiving at least $37,600 in return for influencing the contracting process.