A man from Irvington New Jersey was sentenced to more than 10 years in prison after having pleaded guilty to carjacking charges.
The 37-year-old Irvington man was accused of having a key role in a carjacking ring that allegedly stole luxury cars and then shipped the vehicles to foreign countries.
More than 20 people were placed under arrest in October 2015 in connection with the international carjacking ring. The official investigation into the criminal organization was called “Operation 17 Corridor.” The law enforcement agencies conducting the investigation included the NJ State Police, the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice, and the Port Authority of New York.
The investigation reportedly led to the discovery of evidence tying the suspect to the carjacking ring. According to federal prosecutors, the suspect helped to traffic stolen automobiles with a total value that exceeded $500,000. Police recovered stolen vehicles in Port Newark, Port Elizabeth, and elsewhere in New Jersey.
The suspect faced criminal charges for money laundering, among other offenses, but he ultimately avoided trial by reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors. Now the suspect is headed to prison. He recently made an appearance in U.S. District Court in Trenton and was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison.
For more information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Irvington Man Gets 12 Years for Role in International Carjacking Ring.”