Cuban Man Pleads Not Guilty to US Hospital ID Theft Charges

Joe Mandak of AP has an update to the prosecution of Yoandy Perez Llanes for his role in a stolen identity tax refund fraud scheme that used patient information hacked from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in 2014:

A Cuban national pleaded not guilty Friday to charges he conspired to file 900 phony federal tax returns seeking $2.2 million in refunds by using employee information stolen from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Yoandy Perez Llanes, 32, was extradited last week from Venezuela. His public defender has agreed with prosecutors that Llanes is a risk to flee prosecution and should remain jailed until trial.

Llanes was indicted in June 2015 with unnamed others on charges of wire fraud, money laundering, aggravated identity theft and conspiracy.

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