Until they were nabbed by federal agents, a prison-based crime group consisting of individuals with nicknames like "Horse," "Homicide" and "Showtime" operated a five-year aggravated identity theft and bank fraud scheme that stole more than $8 million in Orange, Los Angeles and Riverside counties.
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A federal grand jury in Southern California ended the crime spree with a 99-count, 20-person indictment in February 2011.
This month, Robert Haskell, a middle-level player in the scam, learned his punishment.
Federal judge David O. Carter agreed with the restitution demand but gave Haskell (AKA "Bone") a 30-month prison trip.