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Christopher Forster Sentenced and Ordered to pay $1,414,030 in Restitution

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Indiana
For Interstate Transportation of Stolen Property

HAMMOND – Christopher Forster, 31 years old, of Valparaiso, Indiana, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Jon E. DeGuilio after pleading guilty to interstate transportation of stolen property, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.

Forster was sentenced to 15 months in prison and was ordered to pay $1,414,030 in restitution to Arcelor Mittal.

According to documents in the case, between August 2013 and March 2014, Forster and others stole a metal alloy called Ferro Columbium from Arcelor Mittal property and transported it across state lines to sell for profit.

This case was investigated by the FBI GRIT Task Force and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Chang.


Updated March 26, 2019

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