Marine pleads guilty in bribe case

JACKSONVILLE - A Camp Lejeune marine pleaded guilty to seeking a bribe while he was deployed to Iraq Tuesday.

Gunnery Sergeant 36-year-old Julio Arreola's job was to supervise construction projects.

Prosecutors said he asked for bribes, including one from a construction company, with a scheme of inflating purchase prices for construction materials.

A federal grand jury indicted Arreola in late July.

Arreola faces up to 15 years in prison. He is scheduled to be sentenced in May.

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