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Nike shoe theft conspiracy trial rescheduled to March

Theft charges carry serious consequences under Oregon law. It can also be a federal crime if it involves a allegations of wire fraud or interstate transportation of stolen goods. An Oregonian convicted of conspiracy theft in a federal court will face serious penalties, including potential time in prison. Three former employees of shoe manufacturing giant Nike are looking at this possibility after allegedly stealing company sneakers and attempting to resell them.

Last April, Nike filed civil charges against the former workers, who worked for the company from 2006 to 2012, and their alleged accomplices. They were accused of attempting to steal sample shoes to sell. The accused accomplices were the wife of one of the former employees and a shoe collector from another state. The criminal charges included conspiracy and wire fraud. Because the defendants allegedly conspired to send the stolen items to Florida for sale, they face federal charges.

The trial was scheduled for last September but was reset to December. It will now start in March, possibly because of ongoing plea negotiations with the alleged female accomplice.

Any Oregonian who faces federal theft charges should take them seriously. If convicted, a defendant is at serious risk of spending time in prison and paying a heavy fine. His or her reputation may be permanently ruined. Perhaps like one accused accomplice in this case, a defendant can seek a plea deal to lessen the severity of the charges. However, with aggressive representation by a criminal defense lawyer, he or she could instead challenge the government's proof and demonstrate reasonable doubt as to guilt.

Source: Oregon Live, "Nike sneaker theft conspiracy trial delayed to March," Allan Brettman, Dec. 9, 2014

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