Man convicted in LA marijuana warehouse robbery
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury has convicted a man of working with a corrupt Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy to stage a $2 million robbery at a marijuana distribution warehouse.
Christopher Myung Kim of Walnut was convicted of drug crimes and conspiracy Friday by a federal jury.
Prosecutors say Kim had worked at the warehouse in downtown Los Angeles and supplied blueprints and other information for an October 2018 holdup.
The robbers pretended to be law enforcement agents conducting a raid. They stole more than 1,200 pounds of marijuana and safes containing some $600,000.
Prosecutors say the robbers included sheriff’s Deputy Marc Antrim, who used his badge and a fake search warrant to gain entry.
Antrim and five other people pleaded guilty for their roles in the crime and await sentencing.