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MARAD Employee for the James River Reserve Fleet Pleads Guilty to Copper Wire Thefts

On November 21, 2008, Tyronne Greene, a wage grade machinery repairman employed by the Maritime Administration (MARAD) at the James River Reserve Fleet (JRRF), Fort Eustis, Virginia, pled guilty in U.S. District Court, Newport, News, Virginia to theft of government property. Mr. Greene admitted to stealing copper electrical cable from vessels moored on the James River. He said he conducted the activity approximately two times per week throughout 2007. The estimated loss to the government is roughly $7,000. Mr. Greene is currently on suspension without pay pending termination. Mr. Greene was indicted in September 2008. He will be sentenced on April 20, 2009.