Maryland Auto Glass Shop Owner Sentenced in Extortion Conspiracy Case
June 13, 2012
by Katie O'Mara, firstname.lastname@example.org
Amir Milijkovic, the owner of Prestige Auto Glass in College Park, Md., has been sentenced for his involvement in "conspiring to commit extortion under color of official right in a scheme involving the transport and distribution of untaxed cigarettes and alcohol."
Milijkovic was sentenced to 30 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. Six other individuals were indicted alongside Milijkovic, including Chun Chen, who was sentenced to 18 months in prison, also followed by three years of supervised release for his participation in the conspiracy. Miljkovic was also ordered to pay restitution and forfeit $230,580, including $183,799, which was seized from his home at his arrest.
Though Milijkovic's company was not named specifically in the indictment, information from the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation list him as the agent of the Prestige Auto Glass. According to information from the state agency, Prestige Auto Glass registered with the agency in December 2003, but its status shows as “forfeited,” which, according to the state website, means its "existence has been ended by the state for some delinquency.”
Miljkovic and co-conspirators were caught after traveling to Virginia to pick up a rented truck, which had been loaded with the cigarettes by the undercover agent, and drove the loads to a storage unit in Maryland obtained by Kim and others. The conspirators conducted at least 33 illicit transactions with the undercover agent and the source involving the sale of contraband cigarettes. Miljkovic was involved in each transaction.
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