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Cashier Dodges Prison In $37M Stolen Cisco Goods Scam

Law360, San Jose (May 1, 2017, 9:03 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Monday ordered the former owner of a check-cashing business to forfeit $68,000 and serve two years of supervised probation for his role in a criminal network that earned $37 million by trafficking in stolen Cisco products, rejecting prosecutors’ request for a 46-month prison sentence.

U.S. District Judge Edward J. Davila issued the lesser sentence after Edwin Lin's attorney Carleen R. Arlidge argued that Lin shouldn’t have to serve prison time for his role in the scheme. At the time, Lin didn't know the checks he was cashing were for stolen Cisco Systems Inc. products, and since...

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April 17, 2014