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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

Monday, September 18, 2017

Georgia Man Transported Stolen Vehicle from Pennsylvania to West Virginia

PITTSBURGH - A Georgia resident pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of interstate transportation of stolen vehicles, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

Tom E. Smith, 55, of Fayetteville, Georgia, pleaded guilty to one count before United States District Judge David S. Cercone.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that on or about July 1, 2015, Smith transported a stolen Range Rover Sport, valued at $74,000, from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania across state lines into the State of West Virginia.

Judge Cercone scheduled sentencing for February 21, 2018. The law provides for a total sentence of ten years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history of the defendant.

Pending sentencing, the court continued the defendant’s bond.

Assistant United States Attorney Tonya Sulia Goodman is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Pennsylvania State Police, and the Monroeville Police Department conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Smith.

Updated September 18, 2017