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Three Men Sentenced in Connection with Online Sales of Stolen Razor Blades

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts

BOSTON – Three Boston-area residents, including a former Gillette employee, were sentenced today in federal court in Boston in connection with the online sales of stolen Gillette razor blades.


Joseph Evangelista, 63, of Lowell; Robert A. Liberatore, 52, of Wakefield; and Mark S. Girardin, 44, of Randolph, were sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs to three years of probation. Liberatore must spend the first six months of his probation on home confinement and Evangelista must abide by a curfew for six months, both subject to electronic monitoring. Girardin must spend the first six months of his probation in a community confinement center and the second six months on home confinement, also subject to electronic monitoring. In addition, Liberatore and Girardin were each ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $116,028 to the IRS, and Evangelista was ordered to pay restitution of $56,023 to Gillette. In August 2017, Evangelista pleaded guilty to one count of causing the interstate transportation of stolen property, and Liberatore and Girardin each pleaded guilty to two counts of filing false tax returns.


Evangelista, a former employee of Gillette, stole razor blades from the Gillette manufacturing plant in South Boston and delivered the stolen goods to Liberatore and Girardin, who operated an online business called Cambridge Dedicated Services, through which they sold various items on eBay, including Gillette razor blades. Liberatore and Girardin failed to report income generated through Cambridge Dedicated Services on their annual federal tax returns.


Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb; Joel P. Garland, Special Agent in Charge of the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigations in Boston; and Shelly Binkowski, Inspector in Charge of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Sandra S. Bower and Christine Wichers of Weinreb’s Criminal Division prosecuted the case.

Updated November 6, 2017

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