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A foreign national from Brazil who had been living unlawfully in Columbus, Ohio, has been sentenced in Boston for conspiracy to commit bank fraud and entering the United States after having been deported.

From 2011 to 2012, Reinaldo Oliveira and other conspirators reportedly deposited worthless checks into accounts at Massachusetts banks opened in fictitious names, and then withdrew funds before the banks realized the deposits were worthless. Oliveira’s role in the scheme was to help open accounts, to participate in withdrawing funds and to control one of the bank accounts.

Oliveira was sentenced by to 15 months in prison and three years of supervised release, and will pay $66,985 in restitution.

Oliveira was deported in 2001 and was participating in the scheme after reentering the country unlawfully.

Brazilian National Sentenced For Bank Fraud Across Mass.

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