William Whyte, former CEO of Armet Armored Vehicles, will face Judge Jackson L. Kiser for sentencing on Feb. 22 in the U.S. District Court in Danville.

On Oct. 9, a jury convicted him of nine counts of fraud for events that occurred in 2006 and 2007 — three counts of major fraud against the United States, three counts of wire fraud, and three counts of false claims. Acting U.S. Attorney Rick Mountcastle stated in a motion that the United States intends to seek forfeiture of “not less than $2,019,434.36.” The verdict came after two weeks of testimony.

The Armet company once had a manufacturing plant in Danville and was headquartered in Ontario, Canada, where Whyte lives.

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Ceillie ​Simkiss reports for the Danville Register & Bee. Contact her at csimkiss@registerbee.com or (434) 791-7981.

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