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Who Is Richard Pinedo, Who Pleaded Guilty in Mueller's Trump-Russia Probe?

Max Kutner
Who Is Richard Pinedo, Who Pleaded Guilty in Mueller's Trump-Russia Probe?

Richard Pinedo, of Santa Paula, ran an online service called Auction Essistance, through which he bought and sold bank account numbers that would help users circumvent security measures of digital payment companies. Pinedo transferred, possessed and used the identities of other people in connection with unlawful activity, according to a statement of the offense. It said he has no criminal history and that he agrees to cooperate with Mueller's office.