Missouri Man Sentenced for Offenses Related to Stolen Vehicles
U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Illinois
July 24, 2009
A. Courtney Cox, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on July 24, 2009, KORY RICHARD RHODES, age 32, of Overland, Missouri, was sentenced in United States District Court in East St. Louis, Illinois, following his previously entered guilty plea to an Indictment charging two counts of Sale of a Stolen Vehicle and Transportation of a Stolen Vehicle. RHODES was sentenced to 84 months’ imprisonment on each of the three counts, the sentences to run concurrently, and all sentences to run consecutively to undischarged terms of imprisonment RHODES is serving in Missouri. RHODES was also ordered to serve 3 years’ supervised release following imprisonment, to pay restitution in an amount to be determined with 90 days, to pay a $300 special assessment, and to pay a $100 fine.
Court documents establish that on October 28, 2008, KORY RICHARD RHODES drove a stolen 2007 Infiniti G35X from Missouri to Madison County, Illinois, and sold it to an undercover officer for $1500. RHODES knew the vehicle was stolen because he had stolen it from a dealership in Ellisville, Missouri, on or about October 1, 2008. On October 30, 2008, RHODES drove a stolen 2007 Audi A4 from Missouri to Madison County, Illinois, and sold it to an undercover officer for $1500. RHODES knew the vehicle was stolen because he had stolen it from a different dealership in Kirkwood, Missouri, on or about October 26, 2008. Finally, on November 3, 2008, RHODES drove a stolen 2003 GMC Yukon XL SUV from Missouri to Madison County, Illinois, where he planned to sell it. He was arrested before the sale took place. RHODES knew the vehicle was stolen because he had stolen it from a third dealership located in St. Louis, Missouri, on or about November 1, 2008.
Information for the Indictment was obtained in an investigation conducted by Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Metro East Auto Theft Task Force. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kit Morrissey.
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