Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Update: Washington State Man Sentenced To 10 Years For $2.5 Million Mill Embezzlement

Brett M. Smith, 25, of Puyallup, Washington, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for his involvement in a scheme to embezzle some $2.5 million from the Manke Lumber Co. in Tacoma, Washington. Smith had plead guilty to fraud and false documentation charges in January. Smith's brother, Bryan M. Smith, 28, also of Puyallup, was sentenced to 54 months and was originally indicted in the conspiracy along with him in June, which involved paying his co-conspirators for logs that were never delivered to the mill. Smith was responsible for weighing and counting logs coming into the mill and sending checks to the suppliers. Others indicted in the case include Elaine H. Turner, 28; Jeffrey S. Ogburn, 24; Jennifer L. Carino, 25; Robert M. Lester, 28; Robert E. Daniels, 27; and Zedrick M. Carter, 30.

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