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Texas Man Condemned to 50 Years Imprisonment for Stealing Food Costing $1.2 million

Texas Man Condemned to 50 Years Imprisonment for Stealing Food Costing $1.2 million
Gilberto Escamilla had stolen more than $1.2 million worth of fajitas through the span of roughly nine years.

A Texas man who confess to taking more than $1.2 million in fajitas while going about as a community worker has been condemned to 50 years in jail.

Gilberto Escamilla, 53, was utilized at the Darrel B. Hester Juvenile Detention Center in San Benito, Texas, until August 2017 — when it was found that he had been setting orders for fajitas utilizing area assets and afterward moving them for his very own benefit since December 2008, as per Cameron County Court filings.

At the point when condemned on Friday, Escamilla was additionally presented with the greatest fine of $10,000 over the $1,251,578.72 he was requested to pay back for the expense of the fajitas, authorities said.

As indicated by The Brownsville Herald, Escamilla's plan disentangled last August after a conveyance driver with Labatt Food Service called the detainment focus to give kitchen representatives a heads up that a 800-pound conveyance of fajitas had arrived.

Workers quickly thought the conveyance to be suspicious as minors at the confinement focus are not served fajitas, anyway the conveyance driver demanded that had been conveying fajitas to the detainment focus' kitchen for as far back as nine years.

In the wake of being let go and captured, Escamilla's home was looked by police, who discovered bundles of the fajitas in his fridge.

"It was narrow minded. It began little and got greater and wild," Escamilla said amid court declaration, as per the Herald. "It came to the heart of the matter where I couldn't control it any longer."

Texas State District Judge J. Manuel Banales, who passed on the sentence, rejected an extra burglary charge as a major aspect of a prior request bargain made by Escamilla. Since Escamilla stole more than $200,000 worth of products, Texas law views the wrongdoing as a first degree crime and takes into account a condemning of up to 99 years in jail. It likewise considers a more serious discipline if the litigant perpetrates a wrongdoing while at the same time going about as a local official.


Escamilla's lawyer, Gustavo Elizondo, did not restore a demand for input.

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