3 Men Get Prison Terms for Roles in Luxury Auto-Theft Ring

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -

Three men have received prison terms for their roles in an international auto-theft and -carjacking ring that targeted luxury vehicles from New Jersey and New York and shipped them overseas.

New Jersey authorities say Kurtis Bossie received an 18-year sentence Friday, while Jim Bryant Jr. got a 10-year sentence. The Newark men pleaded guilty last month to conspiracy and carjacking charges.

Daniel Hunt, of East Orange, received a five-year sentence. He pleaded guilty in December to conspiracy to commit fencing.

The charges stemmed from “Operation Jacked,” a 10-month state investigation that recovered 160 stolen cars worth more than $8 million. The ring targeted high-end luxury vehicles including Mercedes Benz, Porsche, Jaguar and Aston Martin.

Many of the cars were taken at gunpoint or knifepoint and shipped to West Africa.