A Lowell, Massachusetts, man has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for embezzling more than $440,000 from a seafood and fish distributor based in Spain.
Federal prosecutors say 59-year-old Jorge Manuel Silva was U.S. representative for Seaport Fish Co., a seafood distribution company.
Silva pleaded guilty to two counts of bank fraud in March and was sentenced Thursday to 15 months in prison and two years of probation. He was also ordered to pay full restitution.
Prosecutors say Silva was in charge of arranging sales and collecting payments form Seaport customers. Between July 2008 and June 2010, he deposited more than $903,000 in customer checks to personal bank accounts.
Silva reimbursed Seaport from those accounts, except for the $440,000 he used on personal expenses and his other business.