War vet, 76, sentenced for selling drugs

July 12, 2008 1:03:01 PM PDT
A 76-year-old Korean War veteran is sentenced to prison for selling cocaine. His attorney says Thomas Mullen sold the cocaine to a woman in 2005 because he was smitten with her and thought she would date him if he supplied her with the drug.

Mullen, a Mine Hill resident, was sentenced to five years in prison on Friday by Superior Court Judge John B. Dangler. He can be considered for parole in two years.

Mullen claims to have been awarded a Purple Heart for his service in Korea,

Prosecutors say his criminal history includes serving time in state and federal prisons for mail fraud, arson and drug distribution.


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