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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA - Makyl Haggerty, aka “Wave” and “G5,” 24, of Oakland, Calif., who served as an information and document vendor in the identity theft and credit card fraud ring known as “Carder.su” was sentenced Thursday to serve 100 months in federal prison. He was further ordered to pay approximately $50.5 million in restitution, according to announcement by Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division,
Makyl Haggerty, aka “Wave” and “G5,” 24, of Oakland, Calif., admitted in his plea agreement that in December 2009, he became associated with the Carder.su organization, a criminal enterprise whose members trafficked in compromised credit card account data and counterfeit identifications, and committed money laundering, narcotics trafficking, and various types of computer crime. Specifically, Haggerty operated as a vendor on the organization’s websites using the “Wave” and “G5” nicknames, and sold approximately 1,000 counterfeit identification documents and counterfeit credit cards to other Carder.su members. Haggerty manufactured and sold counterfeit driver’s licenses for at least 15 states and British Columbia.
Fifty-six individuals were charged in four separate indictments in Operation Open Market, which targeted the Carder.su organization. To date, 25 individuals have been convicted and the rest are either fugitives or are pending trial. Haggerty pleaded guilty in February to one count of participation in a racketeer influenced corrupt organization.
The cases were investigated by HSI and the U.S. Secret Service, and are being prosecuted by Trial Attorney Jonathan Ophardt of the Criminal Division’s Organized Crime and Gang Section and Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kimberly M. Frayn and Andrew W. Duncan of the District of Nevada.