- Associated Press - Monday, February 2, 2015

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) - A Virginia man has been sentenced to 27 months in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud in the theft of more than $1 million from a Washington, D.C.-based company.

Forty-two-year-old Brian Hooper of Woodbridge, Virginia, was also ordered to pay restitution at sentencing Monday in federal court in Greenbelt, Maryland.

Prosecutors say between 2008 and 2013, Hooper and another employee at FTI Consulting conspired with two non-employees to pose as clients to receive refund checks from the company worth more than $1 million. The company’s practice was to issue refund checks to clients in certain circumstances, such as when a retainer exceeded the amount of work the company performed.

The other three defendants all have pleaded guilty.

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