Westwego Man Indicted for Mail Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – KHANH BUI, age 42, a resident of Westwego, Louisiana, was charged by a federal grand jury on November 9, 2018 in a nine-count indictment for mail fraud and aggravated identity theft, announced U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser.
According to court documents, BUI fraudulently obtained credit cards and false California driver’s licenses in order to obtain money and property from home improvement stores.
If convicted, BUI faces 20 years of imprisonment and a $250,000 fine for mail fraud. BUI also faces a mandatory consecutive two-year sentence in addition to any sentence for mail fraud if convicted of aggravated identity theft.
U.S. Attorney Strasser reiterated that the indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the United States Postal Inspection Service in investigating this matter. The prosecution of this case is being handled by Assistant U. S. Attorney G. Dall Kammer, Supervisor of the General Crimes Unit.
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Updated November 23, 2018