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West Mifflin Man Sentenced for Role in Counterfeit Credit Card Conspiracy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 17, 2012

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of West Mifflin, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to three years probation, six months home detention with electronic monitoring, and restitution in the amount of approximately $66,000, on his conviction of conspiracy and possessing 15 or more counterfeit or unauthorized access devices, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Senior United States District Judge Gustave Diamond imposed the sentence on Marcus Jones, 29.

According to information presented to the court, Jones conspired to traffic in counterfeit credit cards, which were used to purchase gift cards.

Assistant United States Attorney Gregory C. Melucci prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the United States Secret Service for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Baker.

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