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Sentencing Of Two eBay RICO Defendants

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

MOBILE, AL-- United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown announced that Tyrone Clark and Joedy Nixon, both Detroit, Michigan residents, were sentenced today by Chief United States District Judge William Steele for a conspiracy to commit a RICO violation.  Clark received a sentence of 76 months and Nixon received a sentence of 51 months.  Both were ordered to make restitution.

Both Clark and Nixon previously entered guilty pleas to the conspiracy charge and admitted their involvement in stealing electronics from retail stores in a number of states.  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