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Former Microsoft employee sentenced two years

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A former Microsoft worker was sentenced Friday to two years in prison and ordered to pay $5 million in restitution after he admitted reselling software he stole from the company and using the money to pay off his mortgage, among other things.

Richard Gregg, 45, of Bellevue, admitted that from May to December 2002 he obtained 4,400 pieces of software - valued at more than $13 million - through an internal ordering program. He paid off the mortgage on his condominium, bought a Land Rover and made a $48,000 payment on a BMW.

With his assistance, federal investigators recovered about $7 million worth of stolen software.

Gregg told U.S. District Judge John C. Coughenour he was extremely remorseful and that the last 2 1/2 years had been "shamefully embarrassing."

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