A former marijuana distribution warehouse worker was sentenced Monday to 14 years behind bars for working with a corrupt Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy to stage a $2 million robbery at a marijuana distribution warehouse.
Christopher Myung Kim, 30, of Walnut, was also ordered by Chief U.S. District Judge Virginia A. Phillips to pay a $500,000 fine and serve five years on supervised release after completing his federal prison sentence.
Kim was convicted of drug crimes and conspiracy last year by a federal jury. He had faced a mandatory dozen years behind bars.
Evidence showed Kim had worked at the warehouse in downtown Los Angeles and supplied blueprints and other information for the October 2018 holdup. Pretending to be law enforcement agents conducting a raid, the robbers stole more than 1,200 pounds of marijuana and safes containing some $600,000 in currency.
Sheriff’s Deputy Marc Antrim, who used his badge and a fake search warrant to gain entry, pleaded guilty to federal charges and is set to be sentenced in April. Five others also pleaded guilty and are expected to be sentenced in the next several months. Kim was the first defendant in the case to be sentenced.
Evidence admitted at trial showed that Kim left his job weeks before the robbery and worked with Antrim to orchestrate the raid both for profit and revenge against his former bosses.
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