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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Secret Service Investigation Leads to Prison Sentence for Illinois Man

PITTSBURGH -- A resident of Chicago, Illinois, has been sentenced in federal court to 52 months imprisonment, to be followed by 3 years supervised release on his conviction of conspiracy, using unauthorized access devise in aggregate of $1,000, possessing device-making equipment, and possessing 15 or more access devices, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Senior United States District Judge Donetta W. Ambrose imposed the sentence on Joel M. Cosey, age 27.

According to information presented to the court, on or about August 9, 2013, Cosey conspired, possessed device-making equipment, possessed 15 or more access devices, and used unauthorized access devices in aggregate of $1,000.

Assistant United States Attorney Shardul S. Desai prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the United States Secret Service for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Cosey.

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Updated December 15, 2015