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

Friday, July 17, 2015

New Yorker Marcus Delille Pleads Not Guilty To Possessing Counterfeit Credit Cards And Driver's Licenses

The United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced that Marcus Delille, 26, of Brooklyn, New York, pleaded not guilty today in United States District Court in Burlington to possessing counterfeit credit cards and identification documents. U.S. Magistrate Judge John M. Conroy released Delille on conditions pending trial, which has not been scheduled.

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. 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 about forty counterfeit credit cards that had not been issued to him, as well as 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.

The United States Attorney emphasizes that the charges in the indictment are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until he is proven guilty.

If convicted, Delille faces up to ten years of imprisonment and a fine of up to $250,000. The actual sentence would be determined with reference to federal sentencing guidelines.

Delille is represented by Federal Public Defender Michael Desautels. The prosecutor is Assistant U.S. Attorney Gregory Waples.

Updated July 27, 2015