BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man accused in the shooting death of his wife has been indicted on mail fraud charges related to the theft of equipment from his former employer, the Agri-Mark Cabot cheese-making plant in Cabot.
Randall Swartz of Orleans pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder on Monday.
Federal prosecutors said Wednesday that Swartz will be arraigned on the mail fraud charges in the near future.
The indictment says for over 10 years, he defrauded Agri-Mark by buying parts with company funds and using them to build machines sold in his side business selling maple syrup production equipment. He’s also accused of directing other employees to work for that business on company time. Swartz was fired from Agri-Mark in 2017.
Swartz’s lawyer did not return a phone call seeking comment.
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