Stimson Lumber Employee Pleads Guilty to Aiding Transportation of Stolen Goods
COEUR D’ALENE – Trevor Mokry, 32, of Plummer, Idaho, pleaded guilty yesterday in United States District Court in Coeur d’Alene to aiding the transportation of stolen goods, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.
According to court records, between June 2007 and June 2011, Mokry aided and abetted the unlawful transportation of stolen lumber while employed by Stimson Lumber Company of Plummer, Idaho. According to the plea agreement, Mokry worked in the lumber yard and was responsible for loading and unloading trucks. He admitted that he entered into an unauthorized "mill direct" sales arrangement with a business located in Spokane, Washington, which involved the business' driver traveling from Spokane to Plummer to pick up lumber and then returning to Spokane. Mokry loaded the truck and received a check from the driver for the lumber. According to the plea agreement, Mokry sold Stimson's lumber to the Spokane business without the permission or knowledge of Stimson and never paid Stimson for the lumber. Mokry admitted that he was paid $581,445.24 by the Spokane company for the lumber. The government is seeking restitution for the victim.
The charge is punishable by up to 10 years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, and up to three years of supervised release.
Sentencing is set for July 16, 2012, before U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge at the federal courthouse in Coeur d’Alene.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
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