HOUSTON (AP) - A former Harris County district attorney investigator has been convicted of stealing more than $1 million in collectible comic books and sports memorabilia that was being held as evidence in a criminal case.
The Houston Chronicle (http://bit.ly/2ln4Smw ) reports that 46-year-old Dustin Deutsch was convicted Thursday. He faces up to life in prison.
Deutsch's former partner, Lonnie Blevins, testified in the trial. Blevins said he and Deutsch worked together in 2012 to steal vintage comic books and other memorabilia. The items were considered evidence in a case against a lawyer who bought them with money he was later convicted of embezzling.
Blevins has pleaded guilty to federal charges and faces up to 10 years in prison.
Deutsch has maintained that Blevins was the thief.
Information from: Houston Chronicle, http://www.houstonchronicle.com