States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
|June 9, 2011||
Connecticut Financial Crimes Task Force:
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that a federal grand jury sitting in Hartford returned an indictment today charging KHRISTIAN MUNIZAGA, 36, of Miami, Florida, with one count of access device fraud and one count of identity theft.
The indictment alleges that, between October 2010 and November 2010, MUNIZAGA used one or more unauthorized access devices, that is, stolen and fraudulently obtained credit card account numbers, to obtain things of value totaling more than $1,000.
If convicted, MUNIZAGA faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years on the access device fraud count and a mandatory minimum two-year consecutive term of imprisonment on the identity theft count.
MUNIZAGA has been incarcerated since his arrest by the East Windsor Police Department on November 17, 2010.
U.S. Attorney Fein stressed that an indictment is not evidence of guilt. Charges are only allegations, and each defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
This matter is being investigated by the Connecticut Financial Crimes Task Force, which includes members of the United States Secret Service; the United States Postal Inspection Service; the United States Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security; the Connecticut State Police; and the Glastonbury, Greenwich, Hartford, New Haven and Shelton Police Departments. The East Windsor Police Department also has participated in the investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Elizabeth A. Latif.
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