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Georgia Man Sentenced for Bank Fraud Conspiracy and Identity Theft

United States Attorney's Office District of New Hampshire

CONCORD – A Georgia man was sentencing today in federal court in Concord for conspiracy to commit bank fraud and two counts of aggravated identity theft, United States Attorney Jane E. Young announces.

Lester Aceituno, 40, was sentenced by Chief United States District Court Judge Landya B. McCafferty to 30 months in prison.  The defendant was convicted by a federal jury on November 3, 2023, after a five-day trial. Aceituno and his two co-defendants, Kizito Chukwujekwu and Chinedu Ihejiere, were indicted on August 24, 2020. Kizito Chukwujekwu pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and was sentenced on November 23, 2021. Co-defendant Kizito Chukwujekwu pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and was sentenced on November 23, 2021.

“The defendant and his co-conspirators brazenly stole and used other identities to achieve their scheme,” said U.S. Attorney Jane E. Young. “Today’s sentence sends a clear message to fraudsters like the defendant that such activity will not be tolerated, and this Office will continue to aggressively prosecute those who victimize members of the public.”

“Lester Aceituno saw it as easy money,” said Jodi Cohen, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Boston Division. “He stole the identities of unsuspecting victims and amassed tens of thousands of dollars. What he didn’t account for was the FBI and our partners catching him. Anyone who engages in this sort of criminal behavior should know the FBI is hard at work rooting out financial fraudsters like him and bringing them to justice like we did in this case."


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