How a Bay Space Crime Boss Tried To Hoodwink FBI Brokers for a ’69 Chevy Camaro

A Bay Space crime boss who entered responsible pleas to interstate marijuana smuggling, aggravated identification theft and obstruction of justice Tuesday now faces as much as 52 years in jail and hundreds of thousands in fines. 

Quinten Giovanni Moody, aka Christano Rossi, 38, of Dublin, made a whole bunch of hundreds of {dollars} transporting marijuana from California to Georgia, Nevada, Texas and different areas, in response to federal prosecutors. Moody used an internet of courier companies to maneuver money and weed. 

The FBI mentioned he was certainly one of two leaders of a legal group it has dubbed the “Moody-Minks Group.” The fees towards his co-defendant, Myra Boleche Minks, 44, previously of Roseville, are pending.

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Moody additionally dedicated unemployment insurance coverage fraud in the course of the pandemic and used a Financial institution of America debit card within the identify of an identification theft sufferer to make purchases at a Cartier retailer and Louis Vuitton retailer in Las Vegas, in September 2020, the FBI mentioned. 

Investigators later seized a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro and a 1956 Chevrolet pickup that Moody bought with the proceeds of his legal actions, in response to the U.S. Lawyer’s Workplace. 

The Plot

Inventory picture: 1969 Chevrolet Camaro | Nationwide Motor Museum/Heritage Pictures/Getty Pictures

The marijuana smuggler with a penchant for classic muscle automobiles and high-end procuring didn’t settle for defeat after the seizure of his autos. As an alternative, officers say he doubled down on his brazenness, opting to faux court docket paperwork from a Georgia choose and enlist a tow firm to make use of them to retrieve his autos from an Atlanta FBI lock-up on Could 8, 2022. Sadly for Moody, the paperwork have been revealed as fakes and his plot failed. 

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However simply weeks later, on Could 21, a truck from a special towing firm arrived on the FBI’s Atlanta area workplace, officers mentioned. In one other try and retake the seized autos, the driving force offered a brand new faux federal court docket order demanding their launch. Shortly earlier than the tow truck’s arrival, a co-conspirator known as the FBI’s Atlanta area workplace personnel pretending to be a particular agent. Posing as an agent, this co-conspirator tried to contact workers assigned to the gate exterior of the lock-up to let the tow truck in, brokers mentioned. As soon as once more, the plot failed, and the FBI didn’t launch the autos.

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Moody’s sentencing is ready for July 11, 2023, and he faces a most of 40 years in jail and a nice of as much as $5 million for marijuana distribution. He faces one other 12 years and $500,000 in fines for aggravated identification theft and obstruction of justice. 

This case was the product of an investigation by the FBI and quite a lot of different businesses together with the San Francisco Police Division, the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Division and the California Freeway Patrol.

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