Fla. man accepts plea in record data theft case
(AP) -- An accused computer hacker charged in what prosecutors call the largest identity fraud case in U.S. history has agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy, wire fraud and aggravated identity theft charges.
Under a plea agreement with federal prosecutors filed in Boston on Friday, Albert Gonzalez would serve a sentence of 15 to 25 years after pleading guilty to a 19-count indictment. He would also forfeit some $2.8 million in cash, a Miami condo, a car and expensive jewelry.
The 28-year-old is charged with swiping credit and debit card numbers of more than 170 million accounts.
Gonzalez was arrested in Miami in 2008. He had once been an informant for the U.S. Secret Service.
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