- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 5, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former Army reservist has pleaded no contest to stealing the identities of his fellow soldiers while he was stationed in Afghanistan.

Los Angeles County prosecutors say Gustavo Cervantes of Pomona and his cousin pleaded no contest on Tuesday to grand theft and identity theft.

Cervantes was sentenced to three years and eight months in prison and Rigoberto Cortez got seven years. They also were ordered to pay more than $200,000 in restitution.

Prosecutors say that during a 10-month period last year, Cervantes stole ID information on seven fellow soldiers and provided the information to Cortez in Pomona, who established lines of credit and credit card accounts.

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