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Five Individuals Convicted and Sentenced For Fuel Theft

On September 21, 2022, Kirk Russell, Carl Wallace, and Yanko Rodriguez were convicted in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida for stealing large volumes of fuel while in transport from Port Everglades, Florida, to gas stations in South Florida. Russell was sentenced to 15 months of incarceration, 3 years of supervised release, $121,114 in restitution, and a $100 special assessment. Wallace was sentenced to 15 months of incarceration, 3 years of supervised release, $102,985 of restitution, and a $100 special assessment. Rodriguez was sentenced to 36 months of probation, including 24 months of home detention, a $4,000 fine, and a $100 special assessment. On September 23, co-conspirators Mario Nunez and Lazaro Agueros were also convicted of stealing large volumes of fuel. Nunez was sentenced to 60 months of probation and a $100 special assessment, and Agueros was sentenced to 36 months of probation, including 24 months of home detention, and a $100 special assessment.
 
DOT-OIG is conducting this investigation with the FBI.