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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 1, 2013

California Man Sentenced To 96 Months For Committing Bank Fraud And Aggravated Identity Theft In Virginia

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Taurice L. Jourdan, 35, of Oakland, Ca., was sentenced today to 96 months in prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release for bank fraud and aggravated identity theft.  Jourdan was also ordered to pay restitution and forfeit criminal proceeds in the amount of $260,535.62. 

Dana J. Boente, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Gary Barksdale, Inspector in Charge of the Washington Division of the United States Postal Inspection Service, made the announcement after sentencing by United States District Judge Anthony J. Trenga.

Jourdan pleaded guilty on August 12, 2013.  According to court documents, from August 2011 through April 2013, Jourdan obtained the credit reports of real people and used his victims’ identities to open fraudulent bank accounts.  As part of the scheme, Jourdan then deposited counterfeit checks into the bank accounts and withdrew the money.  In total, Jourdan attempted to steal more than $500,000 from federally-insured banks.  In addition to causing financial harm to the banks, Jourdan also impacted the lives of more than ten identity-theft victims.

This case was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service.  Assistant United States Attorney Kosta S. Stojilkovic prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia at http://www.justice.gov/usao/vae.  Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia at http://www.vaed.uscourts.gov or on https://pcl.uscourts.gov.

Updated March 18, 2015