Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch II announces the sentencing of Diquan Ray in
Indiana’s federal Northern District Court.
U.S. District Court
Judge Philip P. Simon sentenced Ray to six months incarceration and ordered
him to pay $114,539.17 in restitution to Cook County, Ill.; City of Hammond,
Ind.; City of East Chicago, Ind.; and the City of South Holland, Ill.
Ray, 24, of
Hammond, Ind., pled guilty to interstate transportation of stolen property
after he and co-defendent Jossean Echevarria stole copper wire from a forest
preserve in Cook County, Ill. and transported the wire into Indiana on Sept.
28 and 29, 2018, according to Kirsch.
As part of Ray’s
plea agreement, Ray agreed to pay restitution for additional copper wire
thefts in Hammond, East Chicago, and South Holland.
The case was
investigated by the FBI GRIT Task Force, Hammond Police Department, and
Lansing (Illinois) Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant United
States Attorney Jennifer Chang.