Defendant admitted selling nearly $50,000 worth of converters to a recycling company in Illinois, $20,000 of which came from stolen property
St. Louis—U.S. District Court Ronnie L. White on Tuesday sentenced a St. Louis County, Mo., man who bought thousands of dollars’ worth of stolen catalytic converters to 15 months in prison.
Asmir Jasarevic, 33, of Lakeshire, posted a solicitation on Facebook on June 9, 2021, falsely claiming to be a licensed dealer who wanted to buy catalytic converters. Jasarevic admitted making a “significant” number of purchases when he had direct knowledge that the catalytic converters were stolen. Jasarevic offered no receipts and paid only in cash, offering well below market value. He bought converters at his apartment or public places, kept no records and conducted business at night, his plea says.
Jasarevic admitted selling nearly $50,000 worth of converters to a recycling company in Illinois, $20,000 of which came from stolen property. He pleaded guilty in September to one count of conspiracy to transport and sell stolen goods.