Leader of $200M credit card fraud scheme sentenced

Tim Darragh reports:

Tahir Lodhi led one of the largest credit card fraud schemes ever charged by the U.S. Department of Justice, and Thursday was the day his bill came due.

The Hicksville, N.Y. man was sentenced to more than six years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud before Judge Anne E. Thompson in Trenton federal court. Lodhi also was fined $25,000 and will be under five years of supervised release after he leaves prison.

He entered his plea in 2013, becoming one of the first in the scheme to admit guilt.

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