He was the boss and admitted to committing more than 15 burglaries around the world and stealing more than $13 Million in jewelry.

Known as “Damian” and “Coco” to his associates, Damir Pejconovic is now facing eight years in prison for crimes he committed between 2006 and 2017.  On November 19, 2020 he pled guilty to the charges.  U.S. Magistrate Judge Kevin Nathaniel Fox presided over that appearance.  U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero presided over the sentencing.

In a written release U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said, “For over a decade, the defendant supervised a sophisticated burglary crew that carried out multimillion dollar heists all over the United States and on both sides of the Atlantic.  Today’s lengthy sentence sends an important message to members of criminal organizations that they will face justice for their crimes.”

Pejcinovic’s associates include Gzimi Bojkovic (“Jimmy”), Adrian Fiseku, and Elvis Cirikovic (known as ”Gorilla”).  The Department of Justice says they operated in New York City, California, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Florida, Massachusetts, Maine, and throughout Europe.   All have pled guilty to the charges.

The list of burglaries includes the following:

List of Charges in 2020-2021 Damir Pejconovic Jewelry Heist Case

Damir Pejconovic "Coco" "Damian" List of Charges

11 Ways to Avoid Getting Ripped Off When Holiday Shopping Online

The world-wide shipping delays have shoppers buying holiday gifts early this year and much of the commerce is happening online. After all, how can you avoid the amazing deals? Now more than ever, these amazing deals are shady transactions that look authentic and safe.

One way to shop safely online is to buy from local vendor websites, or visit sites like Etsy which touts small meaningful gifts, often times created by small businesses and crafters.

The Better Business Bureau recommends online buyers do research before they click the checkout button.

Here are 11 things you can do to avoid getting ripped off online, according to the Better Business Bureau.

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