According to the latest information we got from the United States, Victor Yao Apeletey, 41, of Ghanaian nationality who was convicted of conspiring to export stolen vehicles, has been sentenced to 21 months in prison by US District Judge John L. Sinatra.
Deputy US attorney Aaron J. Mango, who was handling the case, said that between January 31 and February 14, 2020, the young Ghanaian conspired with others to export stolen motor vehicles to purchasing vehicles using stolen identities.
Moreover, he had these vehicles driven in Canada under false pretenses to be finally exported to the country of Ghana.
During the scheme, Apeletey and others fraudulently obtained biographical information about individuals, then used that information to fraudulently obtain identification documents using the names of the individuals but the photographs of the co-conspirators.
The stolen identities were used to purchase a 2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty for approximately $ 106,390.37 and a 2019 Mercedes AMG GLE 63 for approximately $ 116,835.00.
On February 13, 2020, the defendant and others exported and attempted to export the vehicles to Canada under false pretenses, so that they could be shipped to Ghana.
The advocacy is the result of an investigation by Customs and Border Protection, under the direction of Field Operations Director Rose Brophy, and Homeland Security investigations, under the direction of the Special Agent in charge Kevin Kelly.
Sentencing was scheduled for November 18, 2021 at 4 p.m. before Judge Sinatra, but the we learned, today that he has been sentenced to 21 months in prison.