MOTORCYCLE THEFT RING Two Ashland Men Convicted In Motorcycle Theft Ring
Reported by: Associated Press
Web Producer: Tiersa Davis
Reported: Mar. 20, 2013 4:56 PM EDT
Updated: Mar. 20, 2013 5:03 PM EDT
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Two Ashland men face up to 30 years in prison after a federal jury convicted them on charges related to operating a motorcycle theft ring.
After a three-week trial in London, Ky., a jury Tuesday convicted Richard Meade, 65, and Mark Justice, 53.
A third defendant, George Ferguson, 64, was acquitted.
The U.S. Attorney's Office said the ring involved stolen motorcycles from rallies in South Carolina, South Dakota and Florida that were then sold out of car lots in Ashland for between $13,000 and $15,000 apiece.
Six other defendants previously pleaded guilty to their roles in the case.
The FBI and Kentucky State Police identified nearly 200 victims in this case, including the original motorcycle owners and insurance companies.
Sentencing is scheduled for July 24.
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