New York Man Sentenced on Credit Card Fraud Charges
Contact: Julia M. Lipez
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced today that Esley
Porteous, 28, of Brooklyn, New York, was sentenced on Friday in U.S. District Court in Portland by Judge
George Z. Singal to 1 year and 1 day of imprisonment to be followed by 3 years of supervised release for
conspiracy to commit credit card fraud and credit card fraud. He was ordered to pay $8,687.01 in
restitution. Porteous pled guilty to the charges on April 20, 2012.
Court records reveal that in May of 2011, Porteous and two co-conspirators were stopped in
their vehicle by the police and found to be in possession of over 160 counterfeit credit cards. The
investigation revealed that the counterfeit credit cards had been used to make purchases at several
stores in South Portland and Scarborough.
The investigation was conducted by the United States Secret Service and the South Portland
and Scarborough Police Departments.
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