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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Ohio

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Three from Marion charged with theft of government property

Three people from Marion were charged in federal court with stealing nearly $63,000 worth of government property, said Carole S. Rendon, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.


Charged in the criminal information were Carol Brown, 58; Lisa Brown, 46, and Donald Brown, 61. They were each charged with one count of theft of government property.


If convicted, the defendants’ sentences will be determined by the Court after reviewing factors unique to this case, including the defendants’ prior criminal record, if any, the defendants’ role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation. In all cases the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.


The investigating agency in this case is the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board – Office of Inspector General, in Philadelphia. case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Tracey Ballard Tangeman.


An information is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. Defendants are entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Updated January 5, 2017