Va. man charged in theft of White House van

AP News
Posted: Nov 07, 2012 4:18 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man faces federal charges in the theft of a truck containing President Barack Obama's audio and other equipment.

Prosecutors say 48-year-old Eric Brown, of Richmond, faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted of theft of government property. A federal magistrate on Wednesday ordered Brown held without bond.

The complaint against Brown says he bragged about the theft, sold a stolen laptop and possessed equipment that contained the presidential seal.

The van with equipment used by the president during public appearances was at a hotel parking lot in a Richmond suburb on Oct. 16, 2011. The empty van was recovered on the other side of town the next day.

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Brown's attorney, David Lett, declined comment.