Friday, December 16, 2005
Lieutenant Colonel's New Hot Tub
Lt. Col. Debra Harrison of the U.S. Army posed in front of her Trenton, New Jersey home on Wednesday, Nov 30th, 2005. Her recent home improvement project including a new hot tub and deck had been funded by money intended for a library in the holy city of Karbala and an Iraqi police academy.
Colonel Harrison was charged with taking cash brides of $80,000 to $100,000, a Cadillac Escalade, a trove of illegal weaponry and other items in connection to construction contracts in Iraq, where she received a bronze star. Lt. Col. Ruslan N. Miroshnichenko praised Colonel Harrison in his nomination letter, "......have the highest regard for their professionalism and very real ability to get things done. I have also witnessed at first hand how they built a strong and loyal team around them, and how they developed and managed that team. A team that has achieved excellent results in an often difficult environment."
Back home, Harrison works for the city of Trenton as an accountant.