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United States v. Zabrin

United States v. Zabrin, No. 07 CR 521-5, Plea Agreement, (N.D. Ill., filed Jan. 5, 2010). 

See also United States v. Amiel, Jr., Plea Agreement, No. 08 CR 009-2 (N.D. Ill., filed Oct. 6, 2010); United States v. Kennedy, Plea Declaration, No. 08 CR 009 (N.D. Ill., filed Jan. 5, 2010); United States v. Zabrin, No. 07 CR 412, Plea Agreement (N.D. Ill., filed Sept. 6, 2007); United States v. Amiel, 813 F. Supp. 958 (E.D.N.Y. 1993), affirmed, 995 F.2d 367 (2d Cir. 1993); United States v. Zabrin, No. 92 CR 301-1, Plea Agreement (N.D. Ill., filed May 7, 1992).

This criminal prosecution against a recidivist dealer of counterfeit fine art prints resulted in a nine-year prison sentence, notwithstanding his cooperation with federal agents in their investigations of his co-schemers.  In imposing the lengthy sentence, the court considered the defendant’s twenty-two year criminal career; his return to art crime after having previously been imprisoned for nearly identical conduct; and the fact that . . . .

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