New York Man Sentenced to Prison for Defrauding Sprint Corporation | USAO-WDPA

PITTSBURGH, PA – A resident of New York, NY was sentenced in federal court to charges of fraud conspiracy and aggravated identity theft, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Ramses Nathaniel Acosta, 39, was sentenced on two counts before United States Senior District Judge Joy Flowers Conti.

According to information provided to the court, Acosta, in a multi-state scheme, defrauded Sprint Corporation by using counterfeit drivers’ licenses to purchase cell phones and electronics in the identities of existing Sprint customers.

Judge Conti sentenced Acosta to 27 months’ incarceration, and two years’ supervised release.

Assistant United States Attorney Gregory C. Melucci prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

Agents from Homeland Security Investigations conducted the investigation leading to the prosecution of Acosta.

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