09.15.2003 12:00 PM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Former KMBC-TV engineering executive charged with wire fraud
Federal prosecutors allege that Jerry Dixon, former KMBC-TV engineering manager, committed wire fraud against the Kansas City broadcaster over a period of two years.
Dixon, of Overland Park, Kan., is accused of illegally obtaining electronic equipment and supplies, costing the KMBC-TV station more than $1.5 million.
Prosecutors contend that Dixon diverted the equipment for use in his privately owned company.
KMBC-TV management cooperated fully with law enforcement officials in their investigation. Dixon faces up to 10 years in prison.
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