Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Brubaker Plea Now Official

James Brubaker's plea deal, first noted here on 2 June (via Travis) was made official on Monday, the Great Falls Tribune reports. Brubaker pleaded to counts of Interstate Transportation of Stolen Property and Possession and Sale of Stolen Property. Sentencing is set for 15 September, and Brubaker is currently in custody. He "faces possible penalties of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and 3 years supervised release."

Some further drip-drip about the total amount of material stolen: "Of the 832 books believed to have been stolen by Brubaker, 338 books have been confirmed to have been stolen from libraries. Of the apparent 109 victim libraries and universities (and other sources of books), 51 have been confirmed as having been the victim of the thefts. Victim libraries were found in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Brubaker also had valuable books from libraries in Calgary, Edmonton, and Lethbridge, all in Alberta, Canada." [The John Hellson tie-in, perhaps?]