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November 12, 2014

Former Sierra Army Depot Employee Pleads Guilty to Stealing Sophisticated Military Equipment

SACRAMENTO, CA—Devon Gregory Biggs, 38, formerly of Reno, Nevada, pleaded guilty today to theft of government property, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

According to court documents, while a civilian employee at the Sierra Army Depot (SIAD) in Herlong in Lassen County, Biggs stole numerous items of sophisticated military equipment, including: machine gun components, night vision goggles, laser GHOST Illumination technology, and low-light video recording equipment. On at least one occasion, Biggs sold the stolen equipment for marijuana.

This case is the product of an investigation by the Law Enforcement Division of the United States Army, Naval Criminal Investigative Service, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorneys Jean Hobler and Christiaan Highsmith are prosecuting the case.

Biggs is scheduled to be sentenced by United States District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller on January 28, 2015. Biggs faces a maximum statutory penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The actual sentence, however, will be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables.

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