- Associated Press - Thursday, December 11, 2014

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - A California man has pleaded guilty to attempting to steal gold from a mine at Manley Hot Springs.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (https://bit.ly/1qADP3V) reports 33-year-old Shaun Timothy Hull of Pollock Pines called in his plea to misdemeanor attempted theft from California and was sentenced to four years’ probation.

Fairbanks Assistant District Attorney Joe Dallaire says the plea agreement was worked out in part because of the difficulty of extraditing Hull.

Hull’s boss on July 19 reported that a gold nugget worth $1,900 went missing but was recovered when he asked Hull to turn out his pockets.

Prosecutors say bottles of gold concentrate were found in Hull’s luggage.

After he was released on bail, he left for California.

Defense attorney JoyAnna Mickels says Hull doesn’t plan to return to Alaska.

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Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, https://www.newsminer.com


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