Californian Pleads Guilty in Nebraska Beef Freight Scam
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a California man has pleaded guilty in a conspiracy to steal beef products from a Nebraska facility.
prosecutors say Artak Medjbarian of Sherman Oaks, Calif., is scheduled
to be sentenced on Oct. 7. The 33-year-old pleaded guilty to conspiring
with others to steal $163,000 worth of beef products from a Nebraska Beef facility in Omaha.
say Medjbarian schemed with other people by preparing documents in
their effort to imitate legitimate freight haulers. The federal
indictment says Medjbarian used the identity of a legitimate trucking
company, but freight brokers raised questions about the documents and
contacted the company.
He was arrested on Jan. 27 last year when he showed up at Nebraska Beef pretending to have the transport authority from the legitimate company.