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June 30, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BROTHERS PLEAD GUILTY TO INTERSTATE
TRANSPORTATION OF STOLEN PROPERTY
Over $400,000 in Losses to High Tech Stores in Maryland
and Surrounding States
BALTIMORE, Maryland - Anthony Todisco, age 24 and his brother Jerry Todisco, age 29, both of Brooklyn, New York, pleaded guilty today to interstate transportation of stolen property in connection with a series of burglaries of high tech retail merchants, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein.
According to the statement of facts presented at their guilty pleas, between 2002 and December 2004, Anthony and Jerry Todisco, and others including Scott Hornick and Sasha Ingardi, committed a string of burglaries resulting in more than $400,000 in property losses. They targeted high tech retail merchants such as Ritz Camera and Best Buy. The Todiscos and their co-conspirators broke into stores at night and stole high value items that were both easy to transport and sell through a fence. During 2004, the Todiscos stole from retail establishments in Maryland, Pennsylvania and other states. For example, on December 13, 2004, the conspirators burglarized the Ritz Camera store at 700B Merritt Boulevard in Baltimore County and transported the stolen merchandise into Pennsylvania and other states.
The Todisco brothers face a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000 and a term of supervised release of not more than three years. U.S. District Judge Andre M. Davis has scheduled sentencing for August 28, 2006. The Todiscos remain in state custody on related charges.
Scott Hornick and Sasha Ingardi are from Queens, New York and have been charged in several states in connection with these robberies. They are both fugitives.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein praised the investigative work performed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Mr. Rosenstein also thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Cunningham, who is prosecuting the case.
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