Big Beef Burglar Pleads Guilty in Meat Stealing Conspiracy
A California man pled guilty to beef thievery after a conspiracy to steal hundreds of thousands in meat from Nebraska Beef. Artak Medjbarian, 33, of Sherman Oaks, plotted with other individuals to steal a $163,000 shipment from the Omaha company.
According to the Associated Press, Medjbarian and his cohorts attempted to impersonate a worker with transport authority from a legitimate freight company, in an attempt to gain possession of the valuable shipment. Their plan to escape with the boosted beef was thwarted by workers at the facility who questioned the documents provided by Medjbarian and contacted the company.
Medjbarian was arrested January 27, 2012 and later held under federal indictment; he is scheduled for sentencing October 7.