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August 28, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW YORK MAN SENTENCED FOR 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 of Brooklyn, New York, was sentenced today to 3 years in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release for 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. U.S. District Judge Andre M. Davis also ordered Todisco to pay restitution of $123,891.
According to the statement of facts presented at his guilty plea on June 30, 2006, between 2002 and December 2004, Anthony and his brother Jerry Todisco, age 29, along with 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 to 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.
Jerry Todisco also pled guilty on June 30, 2006 and faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000. His sentencing date has not yet been scheduled.
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 and Baltimore County Police Department. Mr. Rosenstein also thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney David Copperthite, who prosecuted the case.
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