Last of seven suspects pleads guilty in multi-million dollar catalytic converter case

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A former Springfield woman pleaded guilty today in federal court to her involvement in transporting tens of thousands of stolen catalytic converters across state lines.

Police say Danielle Ice, 34, was the last suspect to plead guilty as part of a multi-million dollar business.

The following suspects previously plead guilty:

  • Leslie Ice, 37
  • Cody Ryder, 31
  • Enx Khoshaba, 29
  • Eric Kaltenbach, 37
  • Evan Marshall, 24
  • Camren Joseph Davis, 25

Danielle Ice admitted that she and her husband, Leslie Ice stole at least 50 catalytic converters and sold them directly to Marshall.

By using text messaging, Marshal directed the Ices to only steal valuable converters. Danielle would send a picture to see if the converter was valuable and if so, the couple cut the piece off with an electric saw.

The Ices began stealing catalytic converters for Marshall in October 2020 and continued stealing catalytic converters, and selling them to Marshall, through at least March 2021

In a statement, Marshall admitted that he transported stolen catalytic converters, valued at $1 million or more, across state lines from December 2019 to October 2021. Marshall also admitted that he bought tens of thousands of stolen catalytic converters directly from his co-defendants and others – selling them for more than $1 million.

Under federal statutes, Danielle Ice is subject to a sentence of up to five years in federal prison without parole.

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