- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 12, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a metro Atlanta man has been sentenced for using the identities of more than 10 people - including U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder - in an identity theft and tax fraud scheme.

Authorities said Wednesday that 21-year-old Yafait Tadesse of Carrollton was sentenced to a year and one day in prison in the scheme.

Prosecutors say Tadesse and his co-defendant Eyaso Abebe obtained names and personal information from a website that publishes information belonging to unsuspecting victims.

Prosecutors say one victim wrote a letter to the sentencing judge saying his wife was pregnant with their seventh child and the tax fraud prevented them from getting their legitimate refund.

Abebe is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 7.

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