District Judge Paul Korslund
Michael Capehart was sent to the Nebraska State Penitentiary for four to five years Thursday for felony theft of more than $1,500 from his employer Livingston Enterprises.
Thursday afternoon Jefferson County District Judge Paul Korslund reviewed testimony in a restitution hearing before Capeharts sentence was handed down in which Bruce Livingston, President and CEO of Livingston Enterprises took the witness stand.
Before the hearing, Capehart and County Prosecutor Linda Bauer came to an agreement to set the restitution at $10,000 but that amount was thrown out by Korslund when he gave out his sentence.
This is a complicated matter. It is very clear you were in a position of trust. You were handed the keys to the kingdom, Korslund said.
Korslund noted that Capehart had been convicted of a similar theft charge in Texas in 1999.