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GOSHEN TOWNSHIP, Ohio - A former Valley business owner has been sentenced to four years in prison for stealing more than $2 million dollars worth of heavy equipment. 

Robert Martin of Goshen Township has also been order to pay more than $150,000 in restitution. 

Martin pleaded guilty in February to four counts of receiving stolen property, after investigators discovered he been stealing equipment for more than a decade.

"What started off as something small locating one or two pieces of equipment grew into locating well over 60 different pieces of heavy equipment," said Mahoning County Assistant Prosecutor Martin Desmond.

In court, Martin apologized to his family and his victims for his wrong doings.

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