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Newcastle WA Man Sentenced To 63 Months, $146,000 Restitution For Card Skimming And Wire Fraud

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Oklahoma

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that ELVIN ALISURETOVE, age 36, of Newcastle, Washington, was sentenced to 63 months imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release for Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1349. The defendant was also ordered to pay $146,014.38 in restitution.

The Indictment alleged that beginning in or about April 2012 and continuing until in or about January 2013, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma and elsewhere, the defendant and others known and unknown to the Grand Jury would obtain account information and personal identification numbers (“PIN’s”) by using a skimming device.

The charges further allege that on or about the period of December 3, 2012 to December 4, 2012, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant did knowingly possess, and use, without lawful authority, a means of identification of another person during and in relation to Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud.

The charges are a result from an investigation by the Durant Police Department, the Muskogee Police Department and the United States Secret Service.

The Honorable Ronald A. White, District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. The defendant will remain in the custody of the United States Marshal Service pending transportation to the designated federal prison at which he will serve his nonparolable sentence.

First Assistant United States Attorney Doug Horn represented the United States.

Updated March 12, 2015