McKeesport Man Sentenced to Prison and Ordered to Pay Restitution for Overseas Reshipping Scheme
PITTSBURGH – A resident of the Western District of Pennsylvania has been sentenced in federal court on his conviction of fraud conspiracy; mail fraud; wire fraud; conspiracy to commit money laundering; trafficking or using unauthorized access devices aggregating $1,000 or more (attempt); and possession of 15 or more access devices, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.
United States District Judge Cathy Bissoon imposed the sentence yesterday on Daniel K. Miller, 52, of McKeesport, Pennsylvania. Miller received a sentence of 33 months in prison, followed by three years supervised release, and was ordered to pay approximately $71,472 in restitution.
According to information presented to the court, Miller falsely represented to be employees of companies in order to arrange and cause the unauthorized purchases of merchandise, and thereafter directing its shipment to individuals (re-shippers) who would re-ship the merchandise to co-conspirators overseas or would sell the products online and transfer the proceeds to co-conspirators overseas. Miller also knowingly transported, transmitted, or transferred monetary instruments or funds from a place in the United States to a place outside the United States (Nigeria). On or about September 10, 2010, Miller attempted to traffic in and use an unauthorized credit card in the amount of $2,213.44. On or about September 17, 2010, Miller possessed 15 or more unauthorized credit cards.
Assistant United States Attorney Shardul S. Desai prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.
United States Attorney Scott Brady commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Miller.