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Watertown Man Wants Less than 3 Years in Prison for Stealing $1 million

John Palandjian asked for the sentence during a plea request in a Federal Court case for his scam in which he stole from his former employer, Iron Mountain.

A Watertown man asked for a prison sentence of less than 3 years for his involvement in scamming more than $1 million from his former employer, Boston-based Iron Mountain.

John Palandjian, 35, of Watertown, faces 10 counts of wire fraud after making unauthorized charges and cash advances of more than. $1.148 million, according to a release from the FBI.

He worked as sources manager for Iron Mountain, and was responsible for purchasing supplies, reviewing credit card statements and requesting wire transfers for payment of credit card bills, according to the release.

For his crimes, Palandjian could faced up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, according to a report in the Boston Globe. On Thursday, Palandjian entered a plea request in Boston Federal Court asking for the 2 years, 9 months sentence, according to a Tweet from Boston Globe reporter Travis Andersen (@TAGlobe).

Dawn January 19, 2013 at 02:46 AM
That's grand larceny! Then some. With the fine, can't it be tighted into the Kingdom of God? "Thou shall not steal" It sure sends a message! Prisons are filled with those who were not taught who to honor! First..... God!
John Muldoon January 19, 2013 at 12:31 PM
This guy is an absolute a-hole, and has the balls to ask for leniency!! Give him the full 20 years the guidlines suggest. He is just as arrogant today asking for a shorter sentence as he was when he felt it was ok to steal from the company that trusted him. Shows no remorse for what he did so the 20 years will give him time to reflect. Bye Bye JP.
Dawn January 29, 2013 at 04:33 AM
"No remorse"- Amen "I believe" for it!!!!!

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