Cuban man sentenced to prison for conspiring to commit wire fraud

    McALLEN — A Cuban man was sentenced to prison Thursday for conspiring to commit wire fraud.

    McALLEN — A Cuban man was sentenced to prison Thursday for conspiring to commit wire fraud.

    U.S. District Judge Randy Crane sentenced Jorge Ernesto Blanco-Rodriguez, a Cuban and Spanish citizen, to 135 months in federal prison for selling stolen credit card numbers, according to a news release.

    Blanco-Rodriguez sold stolen credit and debit card numbers over the Internet in a scheme affecting more than 12,000 accounts and about $788,000 in fraudulent transactions, according to the release. The 43-year-old man, who is expected to be deported upon his release from prison, pleaded guilty in mid-April to the charge, according to the release.

    The man will remain in custody pending his transfer to a federal prison, the release states.