Ex-Tribune Co. Exec Sentenced To 2 Years For Theft

Law360, New York (September 25, 2013, 1:12 PM EDT) -- A former Tribune Co. executive will serve two years in prison for stealing $264,000 from the now-bankrupt media company, her attorney confirmed on Wednesday.

Stephanie Pater, who oversaw the company’s real estate operations, pled guilty in June to mail fraud, admitting that she stole the money through fake contracts with Tribune, according to court documents. In those contracts, Pater received bogus bonuses that were improperly directed from a real estate brokerage.

Other than confirming the sentence length, Pater’s attorney, private practitioner John Legutki, declined to comment....
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