LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A man accused of stealing more than $2 million from his Lincoln employer has been sentenced to federal prison.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Mark Ackerman was given 10 years during a hearing Thursday in U.S. District Court in Lincoln. He'd pleaded guilty to 15 counts of wire fraud after prosecutors agreed not to pursue charges for money laundering.

The Crete resident had been office manager for Vertical Horizons Contracting. The contractor services the telecom, manufacturing, oil and gas, and utility industries. The lawsuit says Ackerman began working there in October 2007 and was fired Oct. 13 last year.

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Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, http://www.journalstar.com