Man Charged in Triple Murder, Gets 11 Years in Prison for Unrelated Case

Lineten Belizaire, 22, was sentenced in connection to the $1.7 million scheme on Thursday.

Friday, Jun 28, 2013  |  Updated 12:22 PM EDT
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Almost 75,000 Identities Stolen in Miami: Officials

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Man Accused of Triple Murder "Just Glad To Be Out" of Jail Again

Lineten Belizaire, 21, answered a few questions after bonding out of jail Thursday.

Almost 75,000 Identities Stolen in Miami: Officials

Authorities on Wednesday announced a major crackdown on criminals stealing people's identities, filing bogus tax returns, and getting fraudulent tax refund checks. U.S. Attorney Wifredo Ferrer said the victims included members of the armed forces, Holocaust survivors and schoolchildren. Forty defendants allegedly took part in the scheme, including Lineten Belizaire, who is charged with a triple murder in Broward County. Almost 75,000 identities were stolen in Miami alone, resulting in more than $280 million in bogus tax refunds, authorities said.
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A man who has been charged in a triple murder in Broward County was sentenced to about 11 years in prison in connection to a separate ID theft-tax refund case, The Miami Herald reported.

Lineten Belizaire, 22, was sentenced in connection to the $1.7 million scheme on Thursday.

He was also arrested in January 2012 for the shooting deaths of the two women and a child in a Lauderdale Lakes apartment.

He has pleaded not guilty to three counts of second-degree murder with a firearm in the deaths of 21-year-old Octavia Barnett, 25-year-old Natasha Plummer and her 6-month-old child Carlton Stringer Jr.

Two other men _ Earnest Baldwin, 36, and Earl Baldwin, 42 _ 

were sentenced on Thursday in the ID theft-tax refund case, the newspaper reported. Earnest Baldwin was sentenced to 14 years and his brother got seven years, the newspaper reported.

 

The brothers were convicted in April of stealing the identities of more than 1000 people. Another man, 21-year-old Marckell Steward was sentenced in April to six years in prison.

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