2 Indian-Americans charged in a stolen beer scheme appear in court

Updated: Mar 19 2023 2:33PM

New York, Mar 19 (PTI) Three people including two Indian-Americans charged with buying and selling stolen beer worth of USD 20,000 in the US state of Ohio appeared in court on Tuesday, according to local media reports.

Ketankumar Patel and Piyushkumar Patel, operators of two local convenience stores in Youngstown, Ohio were indicted by the Mahoning County Grand Jury on charges of allegedly accepting the stolen beer, news portal WFMJ reported on Wednesday.

According to the prosecutors, a 37-year-old Ronald Pezzuolo employed by R.L. Lipton Distributors stole beer between August and October last year and sold it to them, the report said.