Fifty-three year old Oganes Nagapetian pleaded guilty in federal court in Wichita to conspiracy to commit interstate shipment fraud. His 50-year-old brother, Tigran Nagapetian, pleaded guilty to misprision of a felony for lying to Kansas state troopers and concealing his brother's actions. Both are from North Hollywood, Calif.
U.S. District Judge Monti Belot set sentencing for Jan. 27.
Federal prosecutors charged the brothers with the attempted theft in 2011 of packaged beef valued at $87,500 from the Tyson Fresh Meats plant in Holcomb.