Former NIH employee sentenced to 6 months in prison for stealing $75k worth of equipment

A district judge on Tuesday sentenced a former 20-year employee at the National Institutes of Health headquarters in Bethesda, Md., to six months in federal prison.

Christopher Dames pled guilty in May to stealing medical research equipment, printing supplies and photography equipment from the facility and selling them on eBay.

"Between 2013 and 2017, Dame stole over 400 items belonging to NIH," said the U.S. Attorney's Office District of Maryland. "As part of his plea agreement, Dame will be required to pay restitution in the full amount of the loss, which is $75,613.14."

After serving the six month prison term, Mr. Dame will then serve six months of home confinement and three years of supervised release. 

More articles on legal issues: 
New Orleans physician pleads guilty to illegal prescribing, faces 10-year prison sentence 
Ascension to pay $29.5M settlement in pension lawsuit 
Anesthesiologist files 4 antitrust complaints against Mayo Clinic

© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2017. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.


Top 40 Articles from the Past 6 Months