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Ex-ship purser sentenced in Va. for embezzlement

Tuesday - 7/15/2014, 11:16am  ET

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- A former purser aboard a Military Sealift Command ship will spend two years in prison for embezzlement.

Ismael Estrada was accused of stealing more than $350,000 from the USNS Arctic's safe from 2006 until 2013. A federal jury convicted Estrada of embezzlement in March following a four-day trial.

The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1p22FnA ) reports that the 66-year-old Norfolk resident was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Norfolk.

The missing money was noticed after Estrada transferred to another ship and a new purser was assigned to the Arctic.

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Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com


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