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Warehouse Manager Sentenced For Conspiring To Steal $900,000 Worth Of Merchandise In Return For Cash

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Louisiana

LAFAYETTE, La. –A former warehouse manager was sentenced to 36 months in prison and three years of supervised release for stealing more than $900,000 worth of aircraft parts in return for cash, U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today.

Robert Michal Styron, 38, of Iowa, La., was also ordered by U.S. District Judge Richard T. Haik to pay restitution of $930,401. Styron pleaded guilty on July 11, 2013 to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. According to evidence presented at the guilty plea, Styron used his position as warehouse manager of Aeroframe Services LLC in Lake Charles to steal merchandise and sell it to another party. He took part in the conspiracy from February 26, 2007 to June 10, 2009. Aeroframe was a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)/European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certified Part 145 repair station and maintenance repair operations business.

The U.S. Secret Service and the Lake Charles Police Department conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Richard A. Willis and Daniel J. McCoy prosecuted the case.

Updated January 26, 2015