2 Plead Guilty to Roles in ID Theft Scheme

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013  |  Updated 8:07 PM EDT
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2 Plead Guilty to Roles in ID Theft Scheme

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Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say two men involved in a large-scale and sophisticated identity theft scheme are now headed to prison.

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Sang-Kyu Seo, a 63-year-old Palisades Park resident, received a three-year sentence Tuesday, while 39-year-old Young-Woo Ji of Bayside, N.Y., was sentenced to nearly six years. Both will also have to serve three years of supervised release once they're freed from prison.

Seo also must pay $1.2 million in restitution, while Ji must pay $187,874.

Seo had pleaded guilty to several conspiracy counts and other charges, while Ji pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges, aggravated identity theft and false claims.

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