Rochester Man Sentenced For Receiving Stolen Goods
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ROCHESTER, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Igor Kasap, 35, of Rochester, NY, who was convicted of receiving stolen goods, was sentenced to one year probation by U.S. District Court Judge Charles J. Siragusa.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Craig R. Gestring, who handled the case, stated that the defendant and co-defendant, Arkadiy Kasap, operated a shipping company located at 500 Trolley Boulevard in Rochester. The shipping company operated under various names including A.S.A.P. Trans, Inc.
In September, 2011, A.S.A.P. Trans was involved in shipping 16 pallets of synthetic jet engine oil from an Exxon-Mobil plant in Edison, New Jersey to a facility in Portland, Oregon. Each pallet contained 40 cases of oil and was valued at $14,000 per pallet. While in transit from New Jersey to Oregon, one of the pallets was stolen and diverted to the defendant’s Trolley Boulevard warehouse.
Kasap and his co-defendant put the pallet of stolen oil online using eBay in an attempt to sell it. However, investigators saw the online posting and set up an undercover operation during which they recovered the stolen oil from the defendants.
Arkadiy Kasap has been convicted and is awaiting sentencing.
The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation under, the direction of Special Agent in Charge Adam S. Cohen, Inspectors with the United States Postal Inspection Service, under the direction of Shelly Binkowski, Inspector In Charge of the Boston Division, and Officers and Investigators of the Gates Police Department, under the direction of Chief James VanBrederode.