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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Orofino Man Sentenced In Theft Conspiracy

Coeur d’Alene – Joseph G. Walker, 21, of Orofino, Idaho, was sentenced yesterday in United States District Court to nine months incarceration, three years supervised release and $100 special assessment, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. U.S. District Judge Larry Alan Burns also ordered Walker to pay $9,904.25 in restitution. Walker pleaded guilty to the charge on January 21, 2014.

According to the plea agreement, Walker admitted that between October 2011 and January 15, 2012, in and near Orofino, Idaho, and within the exterior boundaries of the Nez Perce Indian Reservation, that he and others agreed to steal items of value from various businesses and individuals in the area. The total value for the items taken by members of the conspiracy was approximately $9,900.

The case was investigated by Orofino Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.