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Release* †† ††††††Date: November 19, 2009
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County Prosecutorís Office
††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† *News Release* †† ††††††Date: November 19, 2009
Former employee admits stealing from
Sean Burns (DOB 11/24/71) of Manchester waived his right to a presentation to a grand jury in Middlesex County and entered the guilty plea during a hearing on November 17, 2009, at the Middlesex County Courthouse in New Brunswick.
a plea agreement negotiated with Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Manuel
Sameiro, the defendant will be sentenced to serve seven years at a
Burns, who worked as a network technician for seven years at FMI Inc., is scheduled to be sentenced by Superior Court Judge Frederick DeVesa on Feb. 22, 2010.
investigation by Investigator
Burns also was charged with purchasing computer equipment valued at $729,550.57, reselling the items, and pocketing the proceeds.† The items were described as computer network devices that enable various computers to interact. The offenses occurred between January 2004, and December 2008.
The investigation began after company officials questioned some expenses and confronted Burns, who resigned in January 2009.