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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Alabama

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Sentencing Of Two eBay RICO Defendants

MOBILE, AL-- United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown announced that Kevin Demps, a Detroit, Michigan resident, and Andrew Valentino Wilson, an Atlanta, Georgia area resident, were sentenced today by Chief United States District Judge William Steele for a conspiracy to commit a RICO violation.  Demps received a sentence of 50 months and Wilson received a sentence of 21 months.  Both were ordered to pay restitution.

Demps and Wilson previously entered guilty pleas to the conspiracy charge and admitted their involvement in stealing electronics from retail stores.  Both admitted some of the stolen electronics were subsequently sold on eBay.

The cases arose from an investigation by the United States Secret Service and were prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Deborah Griffin.

Updated January 26, 2015