NW Pa. man seeks lesser term in wire fraud case

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A northwestern Pennsylvania man who pleaded guilty to selling worthless electronics online is seeking a prison sentence far below the term suggested in federal sentencing guidelines.

The Erie Times-News (http://bit.ly/16CUI4m ) says 31-year-old Jeffrey Kodba of Erie said in a court filing that the guidelines call for a 51- to 63-month term for his wire fraud convictions.

But he said through defense attorney Michael Agresti that the term should actually be 15 months considering his background and the nature of the crime.

Kodba pleaded guilty in April to having sold $379,000 worth of rusty or otherwise junked computers and other worthless equipment to customers between 2006 and 2011.

Federal prosecutors will have a chance to respond to the defense motion before Kodba is sentenced Oct. 24 in federal court.

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Information from: Erie Times-News, http://www.goerie.com

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