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Lego scammer gets six-month sentence

Original post made on Sep 5, 2013

A former Palo Alto tech industry vice president was sentenced to six months in custody for switching price tags on boxes of Legos by a Santa Clara County Superior Court judge on Thursday, Sept. 5.

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Posted by Really?
a resident of Fairmeadow
on Sep 5, 2013 at 2:55 pm

The thief should be lucky he did not get deported. He is not a citizen of the U.S. He is probably u employable now!

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Posted by anonymous
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Sep 6, 2013 at 7:03 am

I wonder if he hadn't been an "executive" would he then have received a longer sentence...he did a plea deal with what was probably a good, expensive lawyer.

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Posted by Concerned parent
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Sep 6, 2013 at 7:56 am

If he were a person of color from EPA, he would be in jail, possibly prison. What a joke.

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Posted by seeking advice
a resident of Green Acres
on Sep 6, 2013 at 4:44 pm

We have some Legos to sell. Anyone have suggestions as to the best mode?

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Posted by More to the Story
a resident of another community
on Sep 28, 2013 at 11:48 pm

Public records show that Langenbach sold his San Carlos house in March 2013. Probably because he doesn't have his VP job anymore and very well may have some hefty legal expenses. The listing for the property shows a swingset in the back yard, meaning he probably has children. That's the part that got me.

He's lost more than just the 30 days he'll have to do in jail: not only did he lose his job, his wife and children have lost their home because of some thrill he got by switching bar codes on Legos. Way to go, champ! How humiliating for him. Was it worth it?

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Posted by musical
a resident of Palo Verde
on Sep 29, 2013 at 6:21 am

Yes, the final paragraph of the full Weekly story says "Langenbach asked the court for approval to take his children to school..." Other articles say he has a wife, two children and a nanny. Peoplefinders will sell you even more information about the guy and his relatives. If criminals were subjected to the same media microscope as celebrities and royalty, it would be called cruel and unusual punishment.

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