Trucker sentenced for tax evasion over stolen grain

A federal judge in California sentenced Merced, Calif., trucker Manuel Villegas-Ybarra to a year and a day in prison for tax evasion and ordered him to pay $43,861 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service for failing to report as income money he earned on stolen grain.

Villegas-Ybarra had pleaded guilty in September 2008 to stealing truckloads of grain from Turlock Commodities over several years.