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Former ship purser convicted of embezzlement

Monday - 3/17/2014, 6:00pm  ET

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- A former purser aboard a Military Sealift Command ship has been convicted of embezzlement.

Ismael Cuario Estrada was convicted by a federal jury on Monday after a four-day trial.

Court records say Estrada was a crewman on the USNS Arctic from 2006 until 2013.

Prosecutors say Estrada had access to the ship's safe and took more than $350,000 from it.

He faces a maximum penalty of ten years in prison a fine of $250,000 when he is sentenced on June 25.


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