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Published February 22, 2012, 11:37 AM

Attorneys argue over restitution in ND fraud case

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Attorneys are arguing about how much money a Canadian man owes to victims in what authorities are calling one of the largest credit card schemes in U.S. history.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Attorneys are arguing about how much money a Canadian man owes to victims in what authorities are calling one of the largest credit card schemes in U.S. history.

Adekunle Adetiloye (aw-duh-KUHN-lee aw-duh-tuh-LOH'-ee) pleaded guilty earlier to mail fraud and was sentenced to 18 years in prison. Authorities say he stole the identities of about 38,000 people.

Prosecutors believe that Adetiloye owes individuals and companies about $744,000. Defense attorneys claim that restitution should be set at about $110,000.

A hearing on the matter was held Wednesday in Fargo. U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson said he would review the evidence and rule later.

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