A jury has convicted a Michigan resident of stealing over $100,000 in machinery, tools, and precious metals from General Motors last week. According to trial testimony, Jeffrey Michael Eastom led a group of then-employees of Ideal Setech in the Michigan city of Howell from 2008 to 2010 who stole metals, including copper and then sold them to a recycling center. At the time, Ideal Setech housed GM property.
During the trial, Mr. Eastom’s attorney Edwin Literski stated that two of Easton’s co-defendants didn’t initially implicate the defendant, but changed their stories before reaching plea agreements. According to CBS Detroit, the other four co-defendants entered plea deals in their cases, with two having already been sentenced and two awaiting sentencing in August.
Mr. Eastom is due back in court on August 29 for sentencing.