In a sting detailed in court documents, Homeland Security agents in Seattle posed as Romanian buyers, paying Roose $1,700 for a restricted combat scope allegedly stolen from the Army.
"I spent three tours overseas and it isn't my responsibility to police the worldâ¦ There is more government property wasted in a dumpster overseas than you will ever see on ebay."
In a Dec. 4 post, two days before his arrest, Reese wrote that he was, "as usualâ¦kinda bored, looking through ebay, and found some[t]hing I would spend $100,000.00 on..."
On Dec. 7, a federal judge in Eugene ordered Roose released pending trial. Read the original federal complaint against Roose here.