ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Bronx man has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for conspiring to steal nearly $600,000 in gold and other valuables from South Asian families in northern Virginia last year.

Dagoberto Ramirez-Soto, 28, was sentenced Friday in federal court in Alexandria to 46 months in prison. Prosecutors say Ramirez-Soto and his wife and one other person were involved in the burglaries of more than 30 homes.

Ramirez-Soto had previously pleaded guilty in the case. His wife, Melinda Marie Soto, 34, was sentenced to three years in prison for her role in the scheme.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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