By Gangsters Inc. Editors
A member of Pure Armenian Blood pled guilty on Tuesday to racketeering and fraud. 29-year-old Davit Yeghoyan “enriched himself by stealing others’ identities, falsifying documents, and spending other people’s money,” U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said.
Pure Armenian Blood is an organized crime group operating under the direction and protection of a “vor v zakone” or “Thief-in-Law,” which refers to a made member of the Russian Mafia. Pure Armenian Blood was led by a Vor of Armenian descent, who had his base in Los Angeles before being deported in 2018.
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The group operated through cells of individuals, often with overlapping members or associates, dedicated to particular criminal tasks, particularly identity theft, access device fraud, and credit card fraud, among others. While Pure Armenian Blood exploited victims and the financial system in New York City, it had operations in various locations throughout the United States and abroad.
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Yeghoyan, who is from Brooklyn, New York, participated in and facilitated the group’s various illicit activities. He used counterfeit credit cards and stolen personal identifying information, sold goods purchased with counterfeit credit cards for profit, fraudulently opened and exhausted lines of credit, and then falsified documents to “clean” the credit of account holders in whose names the lines of credit were opened. These counterfeit credit cards or credit cards were also used for making purchases at collusive businesses.
He faces a maximum sentence of 20 years behind bars.
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