Wade Lillywhite, who pleaded guilty to defrauding Deseret Book in a rare books scheme, was sentenced Friday to pay $260,000 restitution and placed on 10 years probation.
Lillywhite, a former employer of the book seller, testified against bomber-forger Mark Hofmann concerning rare documents deals. He later was indicted and confessed to his own illegal scheme.Lillywhite apologized for his crimes.
U.S. District Chief Judge Bruce S. Jenkins first sentenced Lillywhite to five years in prison, then stayed the sentence and imposed the restitution and probation.
From 1984 to 1987, Lillywhite dealt with book dealers across America. He kept books himself and substituted for them items worth less, according to the government.