- Associated Press - Thursday, January 8, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A truck driver who helped two brothers steal 200,000 gallons of used cooking oil from restaurants in Rhode Island and Massachusetts has been sentenced to three months of probation.

The Providence Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1BM4FGX ) that 60-year-old Anthony Simone Sr. was sentenced in federal court in Providence Thursday. His lawyer says Simone didn’t initially realize he was stealing and pleaded guilty early, once he realized the truth.

Seventy-eight-year-old Andrew Jeremiah and 72-year-old Bruce Jeremiah were sentenced in December to two years of probation, with the first six months in home confinement. They pleaded guilty to conspiring to unlawfully transport stolen goods.

Authorities say the oil was brought to the Jeremiahs’ business in Central Falls, Rhode Island, and taken to a Pittsfield, New Hampshire, company for processing into animal feed and biofuel.


Information from: The Providence Journal, https://www.providencejournal.com

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