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New Yorker Sentenced in Eastern District of Texas for Nationwide Identity Theft and Fraud Scheme

U.S. Attorney’s Office – Eastern District of Texas, May 6, 2021

SHERMAN, Texas - A Huntington, New York, man has been sentenced to federal prison in connection with an identity theft scheme in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Nicholas J. Ganjei today.

Daniel Brian Rink, 37, pleaded guilty on June 24, 2020, to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and was sentenced to 51 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Amos L. Mazzant, III.  He was also ordered to pay $230,783 in victim restitution.

“Identify theft is not a victimless crime. Indeed, it often causes great hardship to its victims, and could lead to years of trying to repair one’s finances, reputation, and credit,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Nicholas J. Ganjei.  “This sentence sends a clear message that the fraudulent use of victims’ identities will be aggressively prosecuted in the EDTX.”

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