Houston man sentenced in stolen ATVs case

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Associated Press

Posted on December 14, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Updated Friday, Dec 14 at 9:32 AM

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — A federal judge in Lake Charles, La., has sentenced a Houston man to 57 months in prison for moving stolen vehicles across state lines.

The judge also ordered Luis B. Calixto Sr. to pay $309,933 in restitution and served three years of supervised release.

Calixto and two co-defendants, Shaun Cody Gauthreaux (GOH'-troh) and Allen Joseph Morehead Jr., both of Kinder, La., were charged in December 2011 with conspiracy to transport stolen motor vehicles.

Prosecutors say they took part in a theft ring involving all-terrain vehicles that were stolen in Texas and Louisiana and transported to Calixto's home in Houston.

Authorities say 60 ATVs and outdoor vehicles — valued at about $363,000 — were taken.

The American Press reports (http://bit.ly/cseYHv ) Gauthreaux and Morehead pleaded guilty in October and were sentenced.

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Information from: American Press, http://www.americanpress.com

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