GREEN BAY - Ryan Homa, a former executive at Robinson Metals, was sentenced Tuesday to 46 months in prison for stealing $1.27 million from the company.
Federal Judge William Griesbach also placed Homa on three years supervised release after his prison term is completed, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney William Roach.
Homa was the controller at the De Pere-based Robinson. Prosecutors alleged that between December 2007 and September 2011, Homa illegally wrote more than 130 checks to a phony business he created. Once deposited, he used the money to buy real estate, build a home and for other personal use.
The total amount of restitution Homa owed actually totaled $1.76 million. Besides the money stolen, Robinson Metals incurred federal tax penalties, had to hire forensic accountants and lawyers, and had other expenses related to the thefts, Roach said.
Homa has repaid about $430,000. He still owes the company $831,795.26 and also owes an insurance company $500,000.
Firefighters are battling a house fire in Kewaunee County.
Wind, snow, cold and ice played a role as firefighters battled a fire in downtown Ripon Wednesday morning.
Outagamie County's second largest employer is expanding, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
The State Building Commission has approved $5 million to help build the Wisconsin Maritime Center of Excellence in Marinette.
Fond du Lac police have released more information about the weapons they found in the apartment of a man who was at the center of a five-hour standoff on Monday.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is announcing a public meeting has been scheduled to provide road closure and design information for the Velp Avenue interchange area.