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November 12, 2014

Four Men Sentenced on Charges of Participating in a Cargo Theft Ring

Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, George L. Piro, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office, and Ric L. Bradshaw, Sheriff, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, announce the sentencing of Eliesky Sanchez, 31, Reinaldo Garcia Suarez, 39, Alien Moya, 30, all of West Palm Beach, and Reinaldo Llabona, Jr. 26, of Miami.

Eliesky Sanchez was sentenced to 60 months in prison and Reinaldo Garcia Suarez was sentenced to 50 months in prison. Both defendants previously pled guilty to an Information that charged them with conspiracy to buy or receive goods stolen from an interstate and foreign shipment valued in excess of $1,000, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 659; all in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 371.

Alien Moya was sentenced to 44 months in prison after previously pleading guilty to an Information charging them with conspiracy to steal goods valued in excess of $1,000, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 659; all in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 371. Reinaldo Llabona, Jr. was sentenced to 18 months in prison.

The investigation revealed that Eliesky Sanchez and Reinaldo Garcia Suarez were actively selling and providing as samples property which bore identifying numbers that matched the identifying numbers on the products stolen from different tractor trailer thefts. Items sold and/or provided as samples included, but were not limited to, Liquid Crystal Display vehicle monitors, Invicta wrist watches, Ralph Lauren clothing items, Proctor & Gamble products, and Nestle brand products.

Alien Moya and Reinaldo Llabona, Jr. picked up a load of Nestle products in Georgia, which they were supposed to deliver to a Walmart in Winter Haven, Florida. The load of Nestle products had a wholesale price of approximately $376,000 and included Gerber Infant Formula. Llabona, Jr. and Moya did not make the delivery to Walmart, but rather, decided to steal the load of Nestle products and later delivered the load of Nestle products to co-conspirators in Palm Beach County.

Mr. Ferrer commended investigative efforts of the FBI and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney William T. Zloch.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida at www.usdoj.gov/usao/fls. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at www.flsd.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov.

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