alexandria man sentenced to 120 months for conspiracy and aggravated identity theft
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – James S. Mooney, 44, of Alexandria, Va., was sentenced today to a total of 120 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to commit bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. Mooney was also ordered to forfeit and pay restitution in the amount of $40,762.26.
Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, Keith Fixel, Acting Inspector in Charge, made the announcement after sentencing by United States District Judge Liam O’Grady. Mooney initially pled not guilty and took the case to trial. On July 20, 2010, the second day of trial, he pled guilty to all counts.
According to court documents, Mooney obtained personal identifying information of numerous people, and used this information to apply for credit cards in the victims’ names. Mooney and his co-conspirator, Maria Nuval, used the unauthorized credit cards to purchase gift cards and merchandise at retail stores in the Eastern District of Virginia and elsewhere. Mooney also accessed bank accounts belonging to others. Nuval was sentenced on September 24, 2010 to 24 months of in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.
This case was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service. Assistant United States Attorneys Kosta S. Stojilkovic and Timothy D. Belevetz prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia at http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/vae. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia at http://www.vaed.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.uspci.uscourts.gov.