A Lithuanian man has pleaded guilty to conspiracy for his role in several thefts of shipments, including the theft of alcohol from Barton Brands’ Warehouse in Bardstown, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the western district of Kentucky.
Vismantas Danyla, 35, admitted to submitting fraudulent liquor licenses and shipping documents to workers at Barton Brands’ Warehouse in October of 2014, the U.S. Attorney’s office said. He admitted that he, along with others, then stole and transported alcohol from the warehouse to Chicago for illegal distribution.
The alcohol from the Bardstown warehouse was intended to be shipped to Central Liquor Company in Oklahoma City. The shipment was valued at about $130,000.
Danyla also admitted to using the same process, along with others, to steal alcohol from Jack Daniel’s Distillery in Lynchburg, Tenn., and copper wire from Southwest Wire in Carrolton, Ga. Those shipments had a combined value of $529,260.
Danyla could face a maximum of five years in prison, a combined maximum of $250,000 in fines, an order of restitution and a supervised term of three years after release, the U.S. Attorney’s office said. He will be sentenced Aug. 17.