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Two Washington State Men Plead Guilty To Card Skimming Conspiracy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 18, 2013

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that KEVIN KONSTANTINOV, age 50, of Lynnwood, Washington and ELVIN ALISURETOVE, age 36, of Newcastle, Washington, pled guilty in federal court.

Both defendants pled guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1349.

The Indictment alleged that beginning in or about April 2012 and continuing until in or about January 2013, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma and elsewhere, the defendants and others known and unknown to the Grand Jury would obtain account information and personal identification numbers (“PIN’s”) by using a skimming device.

The charges further allege that on or about the period of December 3, 2012 to December 4, 2012, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendants did knowingly possess, and use, without lawful authority, a means of identification of another person during and in relation to Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud.

The charges are a result from an investigation by the Durant Police Department, the Muskogee Police Department and the United States Secret Service.

The Honorable Steven P. Shreder, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearings and ordered pre-sentence reports to be completed. The defendants will remain in the custody of the United States Marshal Service pending sentencing.

The statutory range of punishment for Conspiracy is not more than 30 years in prison and/or a fine of $1,000,000.

Assistant United States Attorney Ryan Roberts represented the United States.

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