Created on Monday, 21 October 2013 Written by JOEL E. MAST
COLUMBUS — A Bellefontaine man ended a seven-year federal criminal prosecution Monday when he pleaded guilty to two felony counts.
When U.S. District Court Judge Michael H. Watson asked Todd A. Lamb how he would plead to one count of interstate transport of a stolen motor vehicle and one count of wire fraud, the 39-year-old Bellefontaine man succinctly said, “Guilty.”
He faces a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison but it's unlikely he will receive more than a couple years.
Sentencing will be in “10 weeks or so,” Judge Watson said, before continuing the current bond, conditions of which require the defendant to stay in Ohio.
The government had seized his passport soon after he was indicted in early 2011.
For more on the story, see Tuesday’s edition of the Examiner.