A sentencing date of Aug. 8 has been set for a Columbus man found guilty July 10 of unauthorized use of cable or telecommunications property.
Nicholas Everhart, 36, of Columbus, former president of The Strategy Group For Media, a subdivision of The Strategy Group Co., was convicted on a count of unauthorized use of cable or telecommunications property, a fifth-degree felony.
He had asked a former coworker to transfer files after Everhart had been terminated from The Strategy Group. Everhart said the files were family photos and videos. Prosecutors said business contacts were also transferred.
After deliberating for two hours, a Delaware County Common Pleas Court jury found him guilty to one of two charges filed against him.
He was acquitted on a second unauthorized use of cable or telecommunications property charge that alleged he directed the same former coworker to access his boss’ email and find anything that might nullify Everhart’s non-compete agreement.
The trial lasted two days.
After reading the verdict last week, Judge David Gormley ordered a pre-sentence investigation.
Glenn Battishill can be reached at 740-413-0903 or on Twitter @BattishillDG