A Maryland man was sentenced to seven years in prison for leading a fraud guarantee millions of dollars targeting Cisco Systems, announced the Department U. S. of Justice.
Iheanyi Chinasa Frank, 39, Gaithersburg, Maryland, was sentenced Thursday to U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Chinasa and partner Robert Kendrick Chambliss submitted 414 applications for Cisco devices to send again from 2007 to 2010, with the pair of counterfeit Cisco equipment in exchange for compensation, according to court documents.
Cisco goes back more than 950 pieces of equipment and Chinasa Chambliss, worth about U.S. $ 27 million, according to the DOJ’s complaint in this case. Chinasa built the computer network of forgery and telecommunications equipment, the couple returned to Cisco, the DOJ said in a press release.
The Chief Judge James Spencer ordered Chinasa and Chambliss to pay nearly $ 18.8 million in restitution. Chinasa February 7, to a conspiracy charge was ordered to commit wire fraud and one son, eight counts of mail fraud, one count of wire fraud and one count of obstruction of a hearing official.
Chinasa and Chambliss, 31, of Henrico, Virginia, were indicted in August. Chambliss 12, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and tax evasion in January. He was sentenced April 13 to 12 months and one day in prison.
Chambliss Chinasa paid $ 10 000 to assist up to $ 15,000 per month, with the guarantee of fraud, the DOJ said in its complaint.