- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 2, 2015

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A federal jury in New Jersey has convicted a Pennsylvania woman of running a multimillion-dollar telecommunications equipment scam.

Juanita Berry of Phoenixville, in suburban Philadelphia, was convicted Wednesday on four counts of wire fraud and two counts of tax evasion.

The jury deliberated for a little more than an hour after an 11-day trial.

Prosecutors say the 47-year-old Berry worked in Dayton, New Jersey, as a major accounts vice president for an Indiana-based telecommunications company.

She allegedly sold new and used equipment owned by the Indiana company that she led buyers to believe was owned by her or a separate company she controlled.

The U.S. attorney’s office says Berry received more than $3.5 million from the scam between 2008 and 2011.

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