A former Virginia Beach-based Navy SEAL charged with selling government property online was sentenced Friday to 16 months in prison which will be followed by three years of unsupervised release.
David Karl Becker will also have to pay restitution to the government in the amount of $1,525.
Becker was arrested in December 2013 on four federal charges including the theft and sale of government property, selling firearms without a license, selling stolen firearms and ammunition and selling stolen explosives.
Documents also said he used the site “gunbroker.com” to sell a live grenades they tracked to inventory for Naval Special Warfare Command Group Two based at Little Creek.
The affidavit said an undercover NCIS agent went to Becker’s Norfolk home on several occasions and purchased smoke grenades, 200 rounds of ammunition and gas masks.
The agent said all of the merchandise was in “brand new condition marked with government inventory tags”.
During one of the purchases, Becker said “it was easy to steal ammunition from his command,” according to the documents.
Becker was later released on a $50,000 unsecured bond.
Update: VB Navy SEAL arrested for selling military weapons, ammunition released on bond