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Romanian Man Pleads Guilty to ATM Skimming Scheme

Radu Bogdan Marin allegedly used stolen account details and fake ATM cards to withdraw tens of thousands of dollars.

Romanian citizen and resident of New York, Radu Bogdan Marin, has pleaded guilty to his involvement in bank fraud through “ATM skimming” and stealing tens of thousands of dollars. A US Department of Justice (DoJ) release says Marin and his co-conspirators defrauded customers of Bank of America and PNC Bank.

According to the DoJ, the defendant used illegal means to steal his victims’ bank details, including personal identification numbers. And between March 2015 and July 2016, he and his accomplices deployed the stolen account details and over 10 fake ATM cards to allegedly withdraw money from ATMs in New Jersey. Marin was personally responsible for stealing $39,140, says DoJ.

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Joe Stanganelli
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4/3/2017 | 9:51:21 AM
Re: Legal Ramifications
(DISCLAIMER: This post is provided for informational, educational, and/or entertainment purposes only.  Neither this nor other articles here constitute legal advice or the creation, implication, or affirmation of an attorney-client relationship. For actual legal advice, personally consult with an attorney licensed to practice in your jurisdiction.)

A single count of bank fraud, under US fed. law, is generally a 30-year max. sentence or a fine of $1mil.  Not sure about minimums, but I've seen people get probation + having to make restitution payments.

In this situation, however, the defendant pleaded out to a single count conspiracy to commit bank fraud -- a much "lower" charge.

This is not to mention any immigration issues at play here, given ICE's involvement and the fact that the defendant is a Romanian citizen.

In any case, I would anticipate that the defendant likely got a pretty favorable deal in exchange for giving evidence on his co-conspirators.
RyanSepe
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RyanSepe,
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3/31/2017 | 1:01:15 PM
Legal Ramifications
For a crime such as this what would typically be the sentencing?
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