4 Minnesota men indicted in $21M catalytic converter scheme – IOTW Report

4 Minnesota men indicted in $21M catalytic converter scheme

(The Center Square) – Four Minnesota men have been indicted for stealing and selling $21 million of stolen catalytic converters, said U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger.

Court documents say during the 29 months from May 2020 through October 2022, John Charles Kotten, 41, of Hutchinson, Justin Tyme Johnson, 32, of St. Paul, Soe Nye Moo, 31, of St. Paul, and James Dillon Jensen, 34, of Minneapolis, and others acquired stolen catalytic converters and transported them across state lines to buyers.

Catalytic converters are emission control devices that contain valuable, precious metals -including palladium, platinum, and rhodium – to reduce the toxic gas and pollutants from a vehicle’s engine and filter them into safer emissions.

As part of the conspiracy, individuals who operated as street-level cutters allegedly stole catalytic converters from vehicles throughout Minnesota and transferred them to Kotten or Johnson. read more

9 Comments on 4 Minnesota men indicted in $21M catalytic converter scheme

  1. Hmmm…

    Whats the fine for running without a Catalytic converter?

    Give them the Fines as well & Cease every asset they have.

    Cease/Seize? I’m just a knuckle dragger Blue collar

  2. They got away with $21 million dollars worth before getting caught? I don’t know what a cat goes for on the black market, but it has to be tens of thousands stolen every year. Nobody noticed? Too busy at school board meetings?

  3. But the *president is a pedophile, treasonous, thieving cunt… and EVERYONE knows it. We are all sneaking around breaking up CC thief rings…

    Fucking morons. CCs are nothing but a fucking scam from inception. ESAD !


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