On Tuesday, the Ninth Circuit upheld the 10-year sentence imposed by Judge Damrell for defendant Timothy Truong's conviction for possessing 15 or more unauthorized access devices (i.e., gift cards) with intent to defraud in U.S. v. Timothy Truong, No. 08-10446:
A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the 10-year prison sentence of a Los Angeles man who had thousands of fraudulent gift cards when he was arrested in Yuba City. . . . . Noting Truong's previous history of manufacturing fake cards, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled the maximum sentence handed down by U.S. District Judge Frank C. Damrell in Sacramento was not excessive.