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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Vermont

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 17, 2016

New Yorker Marcus Delille Imprisoned For Possessing Counterfeit Credit Cards And Driver's Licenses

The United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced that Marcus Delille, 27, of Brooklyn, New York, was sentenced today in United States District Court in Burlington to four months of imprisonment for possessing counterfeit credit cards and identification documents. Chief U.S. District Judge Christina Reiss also ordered that Delille serve three years of supervised release following completion of his prison term. The court directed that Delille surrender to the U.S. Marshal in Vermont on June 22 to begin serving his sentence.

On June 17, 2015, a federal grand jury in Rutland returned a two-count indictment charging Delille with fraudulently possessing 15 or more counterfeit access devices and unlawfully possessing five or more false identification documents. In March, Delille pled guilty to the access device count. According to court records, Delille was stopped for speeding by a Vermont State trooper on April 23, 2015 just north of Brattleboro. During the course of the traffic stop, the trooper discovered that Delille had in the rental car he was driving and on his person 39 counterfeit credit cards that had not been issued to him, as well as five counterfeit driver's licenses which appeared to have been issued by California, Texas, Pennsylvania and Illinois.

Delille was originally charged in state court with identity theft but those charges were dismissed after the federal indictment was returned. Delille is represented by Federal Public Defender Michael Desautels. The prosecutor is Assistant U.S. Attorney Gregory Waples.

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Financial Fraud
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Updated June 17, 2016