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New Jersey Man Sentenced to Prison for Transporting Stolen Vehicles from PA to New Jersey

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

PITTSBURGH, PA - A resident of Mount Laurel, New Jersey, has been sentenced in federal court to three years imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release on his conviction of interstate transportation of stolen motor vehicles, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.

Senior United States District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on Herbert Lee White, age 51.

According to information presented to the court, on several occasions between January of 2016 and December of 2018, White traveled from New Jersey to retail dealerships in Pennsylvania and Maryland for the purpose of stealing heavy equipment and utility vehicles from those dealerships and then transported the stolen items to New Jersey to be sold there.

Judge Cercone also ordered restitution in the amount of $145,000 to be paid to victims and their insurance companies.

Assistant United States Attorney Shaun E. Sweeney prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Chung commended the Pennsylvania State Police Western Regional Auto Theft Task Force and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of White.

Updated January 19, 2023