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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- North Texas prosecutors state a 37-year-old guy has been sentenced to 10 years inside prison for serving because the ringleader of the group which stole over 800 mobile phones inside a scheme which netted certain $1.5 million.

A Tarrant County jury about Wednesday convicted Rashad Elqutob of the theft charge as well as for engaging inside organized crime.

The Arlington guy, initially from Kuwait, was an worker of AT&T that acquired a wide stock of mobile phones from AT&T, RadioShack plus another organization. Other employees stole the phones plus then sold those to Elqutob for regarding 10 % of their value. Prosecutors state Elqutob then employed company fronts to market them about Ebay plus Craigslist.

An research was introduced whenever AT&T plus RadioShack approached authorities following finding the big amount of lost phones.