LOS ANGELES, Feb. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Statement from Jeremy I. Lessem, attorney for Richard Pinedo Jr.:
Through an online website, Mr. Pinedo sold bank information which allowed individuals to fraudulently verify and establish accounts with online financial institutions. Doing so was a mistake, and Mr. Pinedo has accepted full responsibility for his actions.
However, Mr. Pinedo had absolutely no knowledge of the identities and motivations of any of the purchasers of the information he provided. To the extent that Mr. Pinedo's actions assisted any individuals, including foreign nationals, from affecting or interfering in the American presidential election was done completely without his knowledge or understanding.
Given the ongoing nature of this investigation, Mr. Pinedo and his counsel will not be making any further comments at this time.
SOURCE Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP