October 2, 2023
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Santa Paula man sold IDs, bank accounts to meddling Russians


A Santa Paula man who ran a business trafficking in stolen identities and bank accounts pleaded guilty in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Richard Pinedo, 26, admitted to selling bank account numbers so that clients could circumvent security features of online digital payment companies like Paypal. He…


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