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LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The twelfth defendant to plead guilty in a large international counterfeit credit and debit card fraud scheme was sentenced Tuesday to eight years and two months in federal prison for his involvement in the multimillion dollar conspiracy, announced U.S. Attorney Nicholas A. Trutanich for the District of Nevada.

Andre Araujo Rodrigues, aka “Andre Rodriguez,” “Andre Gonzales,” “Andre Menudo,” and “Andre Rodrigues,” 35, of Porto Velho, Brazil, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Jennifer A. Dorsey. He pleaded guilty without the benefit of a plea agreement to Conspiracy to Commit Fraud and Related Activity in Connection with Access Devices, three counts of Possession Of Access Device-Making Equipment, Production, Use or Trafficking of Counterfeit Access Devices, and Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering. In addition to incarceration, he was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $2,288,180, and a criminal forfeiture money judgment of in the amount of $5 million was imposed.

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