Fla. Telecom Owner Gets 6 Years In Int'l Call Fraud Scheme

Law360, New York (March 29, 2017, 1:49 PM EDT) -- A Florida Southern District judge on Monday sentenced the owner of a Florida telecommunications company to more than six years in prison for his role in a scheme in which personal cellphone account information was used to make fraudulent international calls.

Senior Judge Daniel T. K. Hurley sentenced Ramon Batista, the owner and operator of Arymyx Inc., to 75 months in prison. Batista pled guilty in January to one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States, as well as one count of wire fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft.

The judge hit Batista's co-conspirator Farintong Calderon, who pled...

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