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The United States government is apparently working quickly to wrap up the sentencing phase for the defendants who have plead guilty to their Black Friday related crimes, as the Judge overseeing the case sentenced his second defendant in a week.
Ira Rubin, 54, was sentenced to three years in prison by US District Court Judge Lewis Kaplan on Thursday. Kaplan handed out the stiff sentence to Rubin after noting that the defendant now has 15 criminal convictions. The Judge branded Rubin as an "unreformed con man with a long criminal history".
The federal government's own sentencing guidelines call for a prison term of between 18 and 24 months, but Kaplan through that aside as he determined that there is an extremely high threat that Rubin will commit similar crimes.
Earlier this year Rubin plead guilty to conspiracy charges related to illegal gambling, bank fraud, wire fraud and money laundering, admitting to assisting online poker companies hide the true nature of their transactions.
USA Today is reporting that since the 1970's, Ira Rubin has faced criminal charges in the states of Florida, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nevada, New York, and Virginia. He also is reported to have not paid an $8 million judgement against him levied by the Federal Trading Commission for running a payment processing firm tied to telemarketing fraud.
Speaking to the court, Rubin said: "I'm 54-years-old and I'm tired of running".