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Romanian Man Pleads Guilty to ATM Skimming Scheme
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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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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.


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