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Man Who Stole Obama's Teleprompter Sentenced to 7 Years

A Virginia man, whose career as a truck thief came to an end when he unwittingly stole a truck containing President Barack Obama's teleprompter, was sentenced to seven years in prison on Thursday.

Eric Brown, 49, pleaded guilty in January to theft of government property. The sentence, by U.S. District Court Judge John Gibney Jr., helped resolve the theft of more than a dozen other trucks in the Richmond area, of which Brown was a suspect.

Brown stole the truck, used by the White House communications staff, from a hotel parking lot ahead of an October 11 appearance by Obama, according to court papers.

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  • AlgerHiss||

    "pleaded guilty in January to theft of government property"

    Oh. So if it was merely my property, the charge would have been far less. Since it was "government" property, this was a far more serious crime.

    Oh. Okay. I just wanted to make sure I understood.

  • Jerryskids||

    "President Obama was left speechless by the theft."

  • ||

    "A spokesman said the President could not comment on the case."

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