Bryan Keith Miller (Tarrant County Sheriff's Office)

Last Christmas, as North Texas families and friends celebrated into the night, Bryan Keith Miller drove to a warehouse area southeast of Fort Worth with five pipe bombs in his car, federal court records say.

Police who responded to a burglary call found that Miller also had body armor, several knives, camouflage outfits, military gear, rifle ammunition and magazines, "camo netting," outdoor and survival gear, and methamphetamine. Court records say Miller told people he was a U.S. Marine sniper and government hitman.

When arrested, he was wearing a military jacket and sniper patch that looked bogus, according to state and federal court records.

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30th Armored Brigade Combat Team Bradley Fighting Vehicle scans for its moment of opportunity to attack opposing forces in Ujen Military Training Village at the National Training Center on Ft. Irwin, CA July 14, 2019 as part of Operation Hickory Sting. (U.S. Army/Spc. Brianna Lawrence)

A career Fort Worth defense contractor who spent time in prison for lying to the government is in trouble again for similar conduct, which investigators say could have compromised troop safety and led to the disclosure of U.S. technology secrets to foreign governments.

Ross Hyde, 63, has been charged in federal court with making false claims about the type of aluminum he provided under a contract for aircraft landing gear, court records show. He faces up to five years in prison, if convicted.

Hyde, a machinist, has said in court documents that he's worked in the industry all his life. His latest company, Vista Machining Co., has supplied the Pentagon with parts for tanks, aircraft and other military equipment — mostly hardware and machined metals — since 2008. But inspectors said many of his products were cheap replacements, some illegally obtained from China, which he tried to hide from the government.

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DALLAS, Tex. -- A North Texas militia member and convicted felon who led armed patrols of the Texas-Mexico border has gone into hiding after being released from prison on federal weapons charges.

Officials warn that Kevin Lyndel Massey's recent vows to wage war against the federal government make him a dangerous threat.

U.S. Marshals are searching for Massey, 53, who lived most recently in Quinlan, less than an hour east of Dallas. Federal authorities say Massey, who espouses anti-government rhetoric, is known for his love of heavy weaponry as well as an "alarming rage."

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A former pharmacist from Irving has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for his role in a health-care kickback scheme that scammed the military's insurance program out of more than $100 million, court records show.

Ravi Morisetty, 44, is one of 13 defendants, including doctors and marketers, in the Trilogy Pharmacy case, and he is the first to be sentenced. He pleaded guilty last year to his role in the fraud.

The pharmacy's two owners, Jeffrey Fuller and Andrew Baumiller, also have pleaded guilty in the case and are awaiting sentencing.

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A federal judge on Friday called Brandon Blackstone's actions in faking a war injury to profit financially "shameful, shameful conduct" before sentencing him to 21 months in prison.

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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory photo.

They were two Marines from Texas in western Iraq, taking part in some of the worst fighting in the early stages of the insurgency.

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