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Federal Grand Jury Indictments

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Carolina

Contact Person: Beth Drake (803) 929-3000

United States Attorney Bill Nettles stated today that a Federal Grand Jury in Greenville, South Carolina, returned Indictment(s) against the following:

Georgia Resident Indicted for Possession of Counterfeit Access Devices
Daniel Sampah Aryertey, age 25, of Union City, Georgia, was charged in a 1-count indictment with possession of at least fifteen counterfeit access devices, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1029(a)(3).  The maximum penalty Aryertey could receive is ten years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $250,000.00.  The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents and is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney William J. Watkins, Jr., of the Greenville office for prosecution.

Two New York Men Indicted for Counterfeit Access Device Conspiracy
Jamal J. Wint, age 26, of Rosedale, New York, and Stephen S. Wint, age 25, of Far Rockaway, New York, were charged in a 1-count indictment with conspiracy to possess fifteen or more counterfeit access devices, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1029(b)(2).  The maximum penalty the defendants could receive is five years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $250,000.  The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents and is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney William J. Watkins, Jr., of the Greenville office for prosecution.

The United States Attorney stated that all charges in these Indictments are merely accusations and that all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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Updated October 13, 2015