Feds: defendant paid only $100 of $149,000 restitution
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Federal authorities say a man who pleaded guilty in connection with dumping military explosives in Louisiana has paid only $100 toward more than $149,000 restitution, so the government is garnishing his investment account.
Online court records show that William Terry Wright was sent a notice on Monday that up to $149,033 will be taken.
Wright was vice president of operations at Explo Systems, which had an Army contract to "demilitarize" artillery propellant at a Louisiana National Guard site called Camp Minden.
Wright and four others pleaded guilty to conspiracy .
He's serving five years in Texarkana, Texas. The federal inmate locator shows a May 2023 release date.
Defense attorney Donald Hathaway says Wright didn't arrange for payments before reporting to prison, and the government is acting to recover what is owed.
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