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Brooklyn Man Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for Identity Theft Scheme

May 15, 2014

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Brooklyn, New York, has been sentenced in federal court to 36 months incarceration, which included a mandatory sentence of 24 months incarceration, on his trial convictions for conspiracy and aggravated identity theft, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Senior United States District Judge Maurice B. Cohill, Jr., imposed the sentence on Brent Kevin Hercules Antoine, of Brooklyn, New York.

According to information presented to the court, Antoine, the final member of a credit card fraud conspiracy to be sentenced, obtained and used counterfeit credit cards which he used to purchase merchandise and gift cards at Giant Eagle and Walmart stores in Western Pennsylvania in March 2010. He and his co-defendant, Jean Seraphin, also of Brooklyn, were convicted at trial in September 2012.

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, Homeland Security Investigations, and the Scott Township Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Antoine.

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