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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 15, 2016

Seven Defendants Sentenced in Extensive Drug Trafficking and Identity Theft Schemes

Seven defendants were sentenced for their participation in extensive identity theft and drug trafficking schemes.

Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, George L. Piro, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office, Kelly R. Jackson, Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), Juan J. Perez, Director, Miami-Dade Police Department, and Dexter M. Williams, Chief, Miramar Police Department, made the announcement.

On August 12, 2016, Eddie Elistin, a/k/a “Horse,” a/k/a “Edith Elistin,” was sentenced to 72 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release. On July 28, 2016, Michael Descolline, a/k/a “Fat Mike,” was sentenced to 30 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release. On July 14, 2016, Odenia Samson, a/k/a “Pimp,” was sentenced to 122 months in prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release. On May 31, 2016, Ensi Prudent, a/k/a “Chuck,” was sentenced to 66 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release. On May 16, 2016, Saintana Daniel was sentenced to 15 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release. On July 14, 2016, Ingrinesia Mathis, a/k/a “Bri,” was sentenced to a year and a day in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release.

Defendant Samson previously pled guilty to conspiring to possess cocaine and Ethylone with the intent to distribute, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 846, 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(C); possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c)(1)(A)(i); and one count of aggravated identity theft, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1028A(a)(1).

Defendant Prudent previously pled guilty to possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 846, 841(a)(1) and (b)(l)(C); and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c)(l)(A)(i). Defendant Daniel previously pled guilty to conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 846(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(C). Defendants Elistin, Descolline, and Mathis pled guilty to conspiring to possess fifteen or more unauthorized access devices, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1029(b)(2). Elistin and Descolline also previously pled guilty to one count of aggravated identity theft, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1028A(a)(1).

According to court documents, Samson sold narcotics to Prudent and Daniel, and Prudent also sold narcotics to other individuals for Samson. Samson and Prudent each possessed a firearm in furtherance of their drug trafficking crimes.

Court documents further indicate that during the execution of search warrants, law enforcement agents discovered more than 3,000 individual victims’ personal identification information (PII) including names, dates of birth, and Social Security numbers, at residences were Samson, Mathis, Elistin, and Descolline lived.  Law enforcement agents also intercepted calls where Elistin and Samson discussed using the PII of victims and incarcerated individuals to receive fraudulent tax refunds.

Mr. Ferrer commended the investigative efforts of the FBI, IRS-CI, Miami-Dade Police Department, and Miramar Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jamie R. Garman.

Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at www.flsd.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov.

Topic: 
Drug Trafficking
Identity Theft
Updated August 15, 2016