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MAY 1, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
IRS IT SPECIALIST PLEADS GUILTY TO THEFT OF IRS COMPUTER EQUIPMENT
Listed and Sold Equipment on eBay
Greenbelt, Maryland - Kevin Lackland, age 43, of Edgewood, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to theft of computer equipment belonging to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein.
According to the plea agreement, Lackland began work as an information technology specialist with the IRS on December 29, 2003. While employed by the IRS, Lackland stole computers, monitors, hard drives and other computer equipment belonging to the IRS. Some of the stolen equipment was recovered in Lackland’s home. Lackland listed for sale and sold much of the equipment he stole through the eBay website. The cost to the IRS of the computer equipment stolen by Lackland was $20,647.
Lackland faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release. U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow has scheduled sentencing for July 30, 2007 at 2:00 p.m.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein praised the investigative work performed by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. Mr. Rosenstein also thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan C. Su, who is prosecuting the case.