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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 29, 2017

Sacramento Man Indicted for Credit Card Fraud, Stolen Mail, and Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned a three-count indictment today against Ahmad Nassar, 30, of Sacramento, charging him with access device fraud, possessing stolen mail, and being a felon in possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

According to court documents, on May 10, 2017, Nassar possessed numerous unauthorized or counterfeit credit and debit cards, a loaded firearm not registered to him, and stolen U.S. mail. Nassar allegedly conducted unauthorized transactions using credit and debit card accounts opened in others’ names.

This case is the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Sacramento County Department of Human Assistance. Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Yelovich is prosecuting the case.

If convicted, Nassar faces a maximum statutory penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for the access device fraud and firearms counts, and a maximum statutory penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine for the stolen mail count. Any sentence, however, would be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables. The charges are only allegations; the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Topic(s): 
Identity Theft
Updated June 30, 2017