April 15, 2024
Basic Dynamics was awarded a $498.1M contract to construct a fourth cell touchdown platform ship like this one for the Navy. Picture courtesy of Basic Dynamics NASSCO

A civilian contractor at Basic Dynamics-NASSCO in San Diego pleaded responsible Tuesday to federal theft of presidency property expenses for stealing almost $600,000 value of pc gear from three U.S. Navy ships.

Ernesto Saldivar, 30, admitted that from November of 2022 to August of 2023, he stole arduous drives, laptops, and different gadgets from ships present process upkeep, then offered the gadgets on-line.

In accordance with the U.S. Lawyer’s Workplace, Saldivar offered two arduous drives “containing navy communications” on eBay and total made simply over $2,500 in eBay gross sales.

Prosecutors mentioned the thefts happened on the usPinckney, USS Curtis Wilbur and USS Spruance.

As a part of his plea settlement, he’ll owe restitution to the U.S. authorities for almost the whole whole mixture worth of the stolen gadgets: $596,997.53.