The Law&Crime Network is providing live coverage of the Trumbull County, Ohio Common Pleas Court on Wednesday, bringing you the entire day’s docket of court appearances and hearings.
The highlight of the day is expected to be the sentencing hearing of Paul F. Theisler Jr., former Chief Financial Officer of Warren Fabricating, a local steel company. Theisler was accused of stealing more than more than $2 million from the company while he was CFO. He had worked for Warren Fabricating for 38 years,
Theisler was charged with aggravated theft, and he ended up pleading guilty to a lesser count of that charge on Monday. Originally, he faced up to 11 years in prison. Now he faces up to 8 years, but he could end up with a fraction of that if he upholds his end of his plea agreement.
According to the local publication The Vindicator, Theisler will be receive a punishment of just two years behind bars if he pays $400,000 in restitution by Wednesday’s sentencing hearing.