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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Idaho

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Lapwai Man Pleads Guilty To Theft Of Government Property

COEUR D’ALENE – Isaac Kash Kash, 26, of Lapwai, Idaho, pleaded guilty today in federal court to one count of theft of government property, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.

According to court documents, the defendant unlawfully used United States government- issued fleet credit cards for his personal use. The defendant had access to fleet credit cards because he was a seasonal employee for the Nez Perce Fisheries Department located in Orofino, Idaho. Due to the defendant’s criminal activity, the government incurred a loss of more than $5,000.

Theft of government property is punishable by not more than one year in prison, a maximum fine of $100,000, and up to one year of supervised release, or five years of probation.

Sentencing is set for October 14, 2014, before U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge at the federal courthouse in Coeur d’Alene.

The case was investigated by the General Services Administration and Nez Perce Tribal Police.