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Rochester Man Sentenced for Bank Fraud

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of New York

ROCHESTER, N.Y.-- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Nathaniel Pounds, 57, of Rochester, N.Y., who was convicted of bank fraud was sentenced to 51 months in prison and five years of supervised release by U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer.

            Assistant U.S. Attorneys Marisa J. Miller and Frank H. Sherman, who handled the case, stated that in September 2012, the defendant was serving a term of supervised release following a 2005 federal conviction for bank fraud. At that time, United States Probation officers discovered stolen and altered checks, forms of identification belonging to others and device making equipment in the defendant's possession. Pounds pleaded guilty to violating his supervised release and to a new bank fraud charge and was sentenced to a combined term of 51 months in prison. The defendant was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $16,236.58, in addition to the $114,853.67 in restitution outstanding from the 2005 conviction.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of Special Agents of the United States Postal Inspection Service, Boston Division, under the direction of Inspector in Charge Kevin Nyland; Officers of the United States Probation, under the direction of Chief United States Probation Officer Anthony San Giacomo; and members of the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, under the direction of Sheriff Patrick O'Flynn.



Updated December 9, 2014