Long-time UA professor sentenced in fraud case

Long-time UA professor sentenced in fraud case

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The former University of Arizona professor accused of stealing more than $200,000 from the school has been sentenced.

John A. Marchello, 80, was sentenced to probation for six months and ordered to pay $83,000 in restitution to the U of A. He will not have to submit to drug or alcohol testing nor will he have to complete any counseling.

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Marchello pleaded guilty one count of felony theft and agreed to repay the school $83,000 in August 2015. Prosecutors agreed to drop nine other charges against him as part of the plea agreement.

Authorities said from January 2013 to November 2014, Marchello stole more than $220,000 from the student-run meat market on Campbell Road in Tucson.

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