ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) – Six Missourians pleaded responsible in federal court docket to a multi-million greenback scheme to move tens of 1000’s of stolen catalytic converters throughout state traces.
In response to a Homeland Safety Investigation, Evan Marshall, 24, of Rogersville, was the ring chief in a plan that spanned from December 2019 to October 2021.
Marshall admitted he purchased tens of 1000’s of stolen catalytic converters immediately from his co-defendants and from different thieves, and bought the stolen catalytic converters for a complete of roughly $1 million.
“This truly feeds right into a a lot bigger prison community that expands all through the state, all through the nation and all through the world. And it funds a lot bigger prison networks and might hurt the neighborhood as an entire,” mentioned HSI Resident Agent in Cost Timothy Kixmiller.
He mentioned this investigation signifies the federal authorities is taking these thefts critically and that a number of different investigations are underway.
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