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Former BOP Recycling Technician Sentenced for Theft of Public Money


On February 18, 2021, a former BOP Recycling Technician previously assigned to the Federal Correctional Institution Big Spring in Big Spring, Texas, was sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to pay $11,043.39 in restitution for one count of theft of public money.  David Bautista was sentenced in the Northern District of Texas.  According to the factual statement in support of the guilty plea, from in or about May 2018, through on or about December 16, 2019, Bautista did knowingly embezzle, steal, purloin, and without authority convert to his own use and the use of another, property and a thing of value of the United States, to wit recyclable materials and equipment totaling over $11,000 in value.  The investigation was conducted by the OIG’s El Paso Area Office.

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