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A Rochester man was sentenced Monday to 18 months in prison for stealing scrap steel from a CSX rail yard in Batavia four years ago.

Anthony Toscano, 48, had previously been convicted during a trial in U.S. District Court in Rochester of conspiracy to steal an interstate shipment and theft of an interstate shipment.

Prosecutors said Toscano, along with co-conspirators Richard E. Riedman, Anthony Russell and Timothy Stone, used a logging truck to remove more than 17 gross-ton bales of high-grade scrap steel from a railcar in the yard.

Toscano’s sentencing is the result of an investigation by the FBI and Genesee County Sheriff’s Department.