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JOHNSTON, RI — A Johnston man has once again been convicted of fraud. Henry Fellela Jr., 61, pleaded guilty this week to charges of credit card and identity fraud.
Fellela, the husband of state Representative Deborah Fellela, wasin Rhode Island federal court of identity theft, fraud and theft of government funds in 2014 and sentenced to four years in prison followed by four years of supervised release. He was released from prison in March 2018.
According to court documents, immediately after his release from prison, while he was still under federal supervision,from Connecticut residents and used them to make around $48,000 in purchases from March 2018 to March 2019.
On Tuesday, Fellela pleaded guilty to one count of access device fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft. The first charge carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, while the second has a mandatory term of two years in prison. He also faces other penalties for violating the terms of his supervised release.
Fellela is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 13.
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