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Truck driver faces up to 20 years for stealing a load of meat


A California-based truck driver is facing up to two decades in prison after he admitted to stealing a truck load of meat.

On Monday, May 6, 37 year old truck driver Gegham Avetisyan pled guilty to a single count of wire fraud, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

According to federal prosecutors, “Avetisyan contracted with a trucking freight brokerage business in Olathe to deliver a load of meat to three locations in California. He faxed documents to the company in which he used the name Robert Ivanov. He picked up the meat at a packing plant in Omaha, but never delivered it.”

The value of stolen meat was estimated at more than $160,000.

Avetisyan is set to be sentenced on August 12, 2019.

He faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.


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