ATLANTA (CBS Atlanta/AP) — Two ex-Army officers are facing charges of stealing more than $2.7 million from the U.S. government while serving in Saudi Arabia.

Authorities say 41-year-old Jasen Minter and 45-year-old Louis Nock were charged this week with conspiracy and theft.

Prosecutors say the two took the money from a federal bank account in 2006 while they were working as finance officers assigned to a training mission in Saudi Arabia.

They reportedly split the proceeds and sent the money home to fund luxurious lifestyles for themselves and their families.

At the time, Minter was a captain and Nock was a sergeant first class. Attorneys representing the two men could not immediately be identified.

If convicted, the two face over ten years each in prison.

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