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Vegas man pleads guilty to federal stolen goods charges

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Updated: 7/09/2013 8:17 am
LAS VEGAS – A man pleaded guilty to federal charges that he stole more than $300,000 in expensive jewelry from people at golf courses in multiple states, including Nevada, and sold it at trade shows, jewelry stores and pawn shops.

Jeffrey Cochran, 47, of Las Vegas pleaded guilty Monday before U.S. District Judge Gloria M. Navarro to two counts of possession and sale of stolen goods. He faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine on each count.

Cochran is scheduled to be sentenced at 9 a.m. Oct. 18.

According to the plea agreement, from about Sept. 15, 2010, to March 10, 2012, Cochran stole jewelry, including Tag Heuer and Rolex watches, from individuals at golf courses in other states and transported the goods to Las Vegas for sale at jewelry and pawn stores.

Cochran also stole jewelry from individuals at golf courses in Las Vegas and transported the stolen jewelry to other states to sell at trade shows and jewelry and pawn stores.

The plea agreement states that the government and defendant agree that the readily provable loss associated with Cochran’s theft is $300,895.

– From news release
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