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2 poised to change pleas in Kan. cargo theft case

Published on -10/31/2013, 7:24 AM

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- Two California men accused of trying to steal nearly $83,000 worth of beef from a southwest Kansas slaughterhouse appear poised to change their pleas.

A court notation shows a change-of-plea hearing set for Monday for brothers Oganes and Tigran Nagapetian in U.S. District Court in Wichita.

The brothers, both from North Hollywood, Calif., were indicted on charges of conspiracy, identity theft and other offenses. Prosecutors allege they tried to steal a semi-load of processed beef in November 2011 from the Tyson Fresh Meats plant in Holcomb.

The government wrote in one filing that the Kansas case implicates a "relatively new and bold modus operandi." Perpetrators steal the identity of a legitimate trucking company to obtain freight hauling contracts. They then load and drive off with the stolen goods.

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