The accused leader of a jewelry theft ring pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy before a U.S. Magistrate Friday.
Cuadros-Garcia is accused of leading a group that stole more than $4.6 million in jewelry from victims in seven states, including Virginia. The group would follow jewelry store customers to their home, then violently take the merchandise.
Cuadros-Garcia faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison. He will be sentenced July 19.
Co-defendants Raul Antonio Escobar-Martinez, William Leandro Herrera-Bohorquez and Juanita Diaz previously pleaded guilty for their roles in the theft ring. Escobar-Martinez and Herrera-Bohorquez were sentenced to serve 87 months in prison.
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