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Published July 22, 2010, 07:41 AM

Men sentenced for bank fraud

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Five men have been sentenced to prison in a bank fraud case that originated in North Dakota.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Five men have been sentenced to prison in a bank fraud case that originated in North Dakota.

Federal authorities say the men received money from banks throughout the state by cashing stolen and forged payroll checks of various companies.

The indictment lists 37 checks ranging from $940 to $980 that the men attempted to cash between August and October 2009 at banks in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa.

A federal judge sentenced Jose Maria Manjarres-Ramirez, Marcos Gonzales-Celaya, Ersi Yadir Garcamo-Aguilar, Daniel Artega Montano and Dorian De Jesus Vallejo-Ramirez to prison terms between 17 and 51 months.

The men pleaded guilty to various charges, including conspiracy to commit bank fraud.

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