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Valley men sentenced in identity fraud scheme

Valley men sentenced in identity fraud scheme

Two Lehigh Valley men were sentenced to federal prison terms Tuesday for their roles in a wide-ranging identity theft scheme they used to fraudulently obtain credit cards, cellphones and cars. U.S. District Judge James Knoll Gardner sentenced Randall McMahon, 29, of Easton, to 29 months and six days he has already served behind bars. In addition, McMahon must serve six months of supervised release in a halfway house. He pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy, wire fraud and bank fraud. Gardner sentenced co-defendant John Cordero, 36, of Breinigsville, to 18 months in federal prison during a hearing Tuesday in Allentown. Both men were charged separately in relation to the scheme,...