Courts & Crime

Miami hacker Gonzalez to serve at least 15 years

Albert Gonzalez, the Miami man indicted in the nation's two largest identity theft cases, will serve at least 15 years in prison for his role in a scheme to steal more than 40 million credit-card records from retailers.

Gonzalez agreed to plead guilty to 19 felony counts in a Massachusetts indictment for tapping into the computer networks of companies that included TJ Maxx, Barnes & Noble and OfficeMax, according to documents filed Friday by federal prosecutors. Gonzalez will also plead guilty to a second indictment for stealing credit-card data from 11 Dave & Buster's restaurants.

The plea deal does not include the latest indictment of Gonzalez, filed in New Jersey on Aug. 17, which accuses him and two unnamed defendants of stealing more than 130 million records from a national credit-card processing center, a supermarket chain and the 7-Eleven convenience store chain.

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