New York man involved in a scheme to steal processed scrap en
route to a steel mill has been sentenced to 78 months in prison
and ordered to pay $4,669 in restitution, according to the U.S.
Christopher Monfort of
East Rochester was convicted of theft of an interstate shipment
and conspiracy to steal an interstate shipment along with
Anthony Toscano and Anthony Russell, both of Rochester; Timothy
Stone of Chili; and Richard Riedman of Webster (
amm.com, Oct. 3). Toscano, Russell and Stone were
sentenced to 18, 15 and 12 months, respectively. Riedman has
not yet been sentenced.
The men had been
accused of stealing more than 16 tons of baled scrap, earmarked
for a Pennsylvania mill, from a railyard in Batavia, N.Y., in
2009. Monfort also was accused of stealing 50 tons of the same
type of scrap from the same yard, according to the U.S.
Monfort could not be
reached for comment.