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April 19, 2013
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Tahoe man who stole $35,000 in coins gets 3-year prison term

A 61-year-old Lake Tahoe man was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison, and ordered to pay $35,000 restitution for valuable coins and a .357-Magnum handgun he admitted taking from a stolen safe. District Judge Tod Young told Paul Winberg he must serve a minimum of 14 months before he is eligible for parole. He gave Winberg credit for 204 days in custody for the 6-year-old offense. The victim, who was Winberg’s cousin by marriage at the time of the October 2007 crime, said Tuesday he’d been collecting the coins since he was 8. “They were in part for my …

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