For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Bob Cooper
(208) 334-4112

Date: September 11, 2009

Robie Probasco Sentenced for Grand Theft and Money Laundering

(Boise) – Robie K. Probasco was sentenced today for grand theft and money laundering, Attorney General Lawrence Wasden said. Fifth District Judge Richard Bevan ordered Probasco to serve up to 16 years in prison with four years fixed. The judge also ordered him to pay his former employer $499,893 in restitution.

Probasco pleaded guilty on June 8, 2009, to one count of grand theft and one count of money laundering. By pleading guilty, Probasco admitted that while employed as the bookkeeper for Hamilton Manufacturing, he diverted or misappropriated funds to purchase a house and other personal investments. He further admitted misappropriating funds on 98 separate occasions in a four-year period.

The Attorney General’s Special Prosecutions Unit prosecuted the case at the request of Twin Falls County Prosecutor Grant Loebs. Deputy Attorney General Kenneth Robins prosecuted the case.

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