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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Iowa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Cedar Rapids Man Pleads Guilty To Wire Fraud And Identity Theft

A man who unlawfully used another individual’s identity to apply for credit pled guilty today in federal court in Cedar Rapids.

Terry L. Gantt, age 28, from Cedar Rapids, was convicted of one count of wire fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft.

At the plea hearing, Gantt admitted that, between November 2012 and February 2013, he knowingly participated in a scheme to defraud by using another individual’s identity to apply for credit in the other individual’s name.  Gantt used the other individual’s name and social security number to commit the offense.

Sentencing before United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade will be set after a presentence report is prepared.  Gantt remains in custody of the United States Marshal.  Gantt faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 2 years’ imprisonment and a possible maximum sentence of 22 years’ imprisonment, a $500,000 fine, $200 in special assessments, and 4 years of supervised release following any imprisonment.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jacob Schunk and was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Cedar Rapids Police Department.

Court file information is available at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl.  The case file number is 14-CR-142-LRR.

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Updated March 6, 2015