Sentencing in Stolen Equipment Case
|U.S. Attorney’s Office February 14, 2014|
MOBILE, AL—United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown announced today that Corey Sanchez Howard, a Birmingham, Alabama area resident, and Rickel Powell, a Camden, Alabama resident, were sentenced today by Federal District Judge DuBose.
Howard received a sentence of 39 months and was ordered to make restitution. Powell was sentenced to 60 days to serve and ordered to make restitution. The defendants had previously entered guilty pleas to interstate transportation of stolen property in connection with thefts of heavy equipment in and around Huntsville, Safford, Thomasville, Grove Hill, and Frisco City, Alabama. Some of the stolen equipment was transported to and later recovered in Mississippi.
The case arose from an investigation by the Clarke County, Alabama Sheriff’s Office; the Thomasville Police Department; the Grove Hill Police Department; and the FBI and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Deborah Griffin.