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U.S. v. Haykaz Mansuryan, et al. 21-CR-02660

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Case Summary:

This case charges a ring of fraudsters who used skimming devices to steal unwitting victims’ account information from gas pumps, ATMs, and similar common points of sale.  The defendants then allegedly used that information to make fraudulent debit and credit cards, which they used to withdraw cash from victims’ accounts and make fraudulent withdrawals and purchase goods in the mount of hundreds of thousands of dollars using funds on the accounts of unwitting victims.  According to the indictment, these crimes were committed in and around southern California and elsewhere. 

Defendants:

  • HAYKAZ MAN SURYAN (1)
  • HAYK SHAKARYAN (2)
  • DAVIT BABAYAN (3)
  • ARTOUR HAKOBYAN ( 4)
  • PETROS ARMUTYAN (5)
  • HAKOP KARAYAN (6)
  • ROBERT FICHIDZHYAN (7)
  • VASILIY POLYAK (8)

 

 

Please see below court docket information:

11/15/2021 94 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Cynthia Bashant: Motion Hearing/Trial Setting as to Haykaz Mansuryan (1), Hayk Shakaryan (2), Davit Babayan (3), Artour Hakobyan (4), Hakop Karayan (6), Robert Fichidzhyan (7), Vasiliy Polyak (8) held on 11/15/2021. Defendant Haykaz Mansuryan (1), Davit Babayan (3), and Hakop Karayan (6) not present and in quarantine. Joint request for a continuance granted. Motion Hearing/Trial Setting continued to 2/7/2022 02:45 PM in Courtroom 4B before Judge Cynthia Bashant. Excludable started as to Haykaz Mansuryan, Hayk Shakaryan, Davit Babayan, Artour Hakobyan, Hakop Karayan, Robert Fichidzhyan, Vasiliy Polyak: XT1 - Continuance granted, failure to continue would stop further proceedings or result in miscarriage of justice 11/15/2021 to 2/7/2022 (Interpreter Hasmik Houhanisyan). (Court Reporter/ECR Anne Roldan). (Plaintiff Attorney Nicholas Pilchak AUSA and Sabrina Feve AUSA). (Defendant Attorney Lara Yeretsian RET for Dft #1, Jose Badillo CJA for Dft #2, Jose Badillo S/A for Meghan Blanco CJA for Dft #3, Jacob Austin RET S/A for Jilbert Tahmazian RET for Dft #4, Lara Yeretsian RET S/A for George Mgdesyan RET for Dft #6, Lara Yeretsian RET S/A for George Mgdesyan RET for Dft #7 and Jacob Austin RET S/A for Robert Helfend RET for Dft #8). (no document attached) (sxm) (Entered: 11/16/2021)
01/28/2022 110 Pretrial Services Request for Summons for Defendant under Pretrial Release and Order thereon in case as to Hakop Karayan.. Signed by Magistrate Judge Allison H. Goddard on 01/28/2022. Bond Revocation Hearing set for 2/3/2022 09:30 AM before Magistrate Judge Allison H. Goddard. (Ortiz, J.) (Entered: 01/28/2022)
02/07/2022 115 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Cynthia Bashant: Motion Hearing/Trial Setting as to Haykaz Mansuryan (1), Hayk Shakaryan (2), Davit Babayan (3), Artour Hakobyan (4), Hakop Karayan (6), Robert Fichidzhyan (7), and Vasiliy Polyak (8) held on 2/7/2022. Defendants Haykaz Mansuryan (1), Davit Babayan (3), and Hakop Karayan (6) present in court. Defendants Hayk Shakaryan (2), Artour Hakobyan (4), Robert Fichidzhyan (7), and Vasiliy Polyak (8) presence waived and shall file an acknowledgement of next court date. Joint request for a continuance granted. Motion Hearing/Trial Setting continued to 5/23/2022 02:45 PM before Judge Cynthia Bashant. Excludable started as to Haykaz Mansuryan, Hayk Shakaryan, Davit Babayan, Artour Hakobyan, Hakop Karayan, Robert Fichidzhyan, Vasiliy Polyak: XT1 - Continuance granted, failure to continue would stop further proceedings or result in miscarriage of justice 2/7/2022 to 5/23/2022 (Court Reporter/ECR Frank Rangus). (Plaintiff Attorney Nicholas Pilchak AUSA). (Defendant Attorney Lara Yeretsian RET for Dft #1, Meghan Blanco S/A for Jose Badillo CJA for Dft #2, Meghan Blanco RET for Dft #3, Lara Yeretsian RET S/A for Jilbert Tahmazian RET for Dft #4, George Mgdesyan RET (telephonic) for Dft #6, Marcus Bourassa RET for Dft #7, and Robert Helfend RET (telephonic) for Dft #8). (no document attached) (sxm) (Entered: 02/08/2022)

 

Next Hearing Scheduled:

Motion Hearing/Trial Setting as to Haykaz Mansuryan (1), Hayk Shakaryan (2), Davit Babayan (3), Artour Hakobyan (4), Hakop Karayan (6), Robert Fichidzhyan (7), and Vasiliy Polyak (8) set for May 23, 2022 at 02:45 PM before Judge Cynthia Bashant. 

Courtroom 4B (fourth floor)

Edward J. Schwartz
United States Courthouse
221 West Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101

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Updated April 21, 2022

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