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A resident of Lima, Peru, pleaded guilty today to extortion for operating call centers that threatened Spanish-speaking victims in the United States, the Justice Department and U.S. Postal Inspection Service announced.

Omar Portocarrero Caceres, 39, was extradited from Peru in April and pleaded guilty in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The charges against Portocarrero allege that he owned and operated a call center in Peru that falsely told Spanish-speaking victims across the United States that they had incurred debts and would suffer various consequences for failure to pay off the debts that they did not, in fact, owe.

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