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Brian Lee Long, 48, of Rising Sun, is facing 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty Wednesday to theft of government property from Aberdeen Proving Ground, federal law enforcement officials announced.

According to Long's plea agreement, from April 8, 2001 through Jan. 21, 2015, Long was employed at the Kirk U.S. Army Health Clinic at Aberdeen Proving Ground, initially as a paramedic, then as a supply technician at the Logistics Division. Long admitted that from Oct. 1, 2014 through Dec. 31, 2014, he stole 73 laptop computers, 19 desktop computers and three monitors from the Logistics Division warehouse.

The guilty plea was announced by Rod J. Rosenstein, the United States Attorney for the District of Maryland; Kevin Perkins, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI; and Ed Collins, Special Agent of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command.

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Long sold at least 19 of the stolen laptop computers and four of the stolen desktop computers to pawnshops for $18,400. Long also provided four laptop computers to another person, who sold them to a pawn dealer.

The total loss to the government as a result of Long's conduct was $40,000, which is the amount Long is required to forfeit as part of his plea agreement.

Long faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison for theft of government property. U.S. District Judge George L. Russell III has scheduled sentencing for Feb. 12, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.

Rosenstein commended the FBI and the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command for their work in the investigation. Rosenstein also thanked Aaron S.J. Zelinsky, the Assistant U.S. Attorney prosecuting the case.

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