Phone calls from Peru got $550K from Spanish-speaking U.S. residents. The callers got prison

September 8, 2019

Four Peruvians who ran call centers as part of a $550,000 phone scam that targeted elderly Spanish-speaking U.S. residents can call the United States home for the next few years.

Soon, you can find their addresses in the federal prison inmate locator database. Each has been sentenced in Fort Lauderdale federal court.

Jesus Gutierrez Rojas, 37, got four years, three months and $921,740 in restitution on Tuesday after pleading guilty to three counts of extortion. Also Tuesday, 38-year-old Maria De Guadalupe Alexandra Podesta Bengoa and 43-year-old Virgilio Polo Davila each got three years, 10 months each after pleading guilty to one count of extortion. Podesta owes $114,717 in restitution and Polo Davila owes $619,014…

August 22, 2017

Anandkumar Nayee moved from India to Miami during the two years and four months he and his cohorts spent scaring money out of people using an IRS phone-call scam.

Nayee, 27, will stay in Miami for another three years and four months, the length of his federal prison sentence after he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft…