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Russian Brothers Sentenced to 12 Years for Fraud and Identity Theft

The pair, based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., were running a sophisticated credit card fraud factory.

Igor and Denis Grushko, brothers previously convicted in federal court of aggravated identity theft, conspiracy to possess and use stolen credit cards, production of fraudulent credit cards, and production of counterfeit identification documents, have been sentenced to 145 months in prison. The sentences were handed down in the District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

The brothers, Russian nationals living in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., were accused of conspiring with Ukrainian national Vadym Vozniuk to run a sophisticated and successful credit card fraud and identity theft ring based in South Florida. Vozniuk was convicted separately and sentenced to 27 months in prison.

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