Cisco bilkers get lengthy prison terms

12 and 9 years for couple that sold $20 million in parts

The couple that defrauded Cisco out of $20 million are getting lengthy prison terms. Mario Easevoli, 33, and his wife Jennifer, 29, were sentence to 12 and 9 years, respectively, for duping Cisco into sending replacement parts for routers and switches, which they then sold.

A third perp, Jason Allan Conway, 34, got four years. All three pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit money laundering and were ordered to pay $21.7 million in restitution, according to this report in the Arizona Daily Star. Mario Easevoli and Conway additionally pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit mail fraud, the paper's site reports.

The Easevoli's were arrested a year ago. They were doing business as North Carolina-based Synergy Communications Corp. where he served as president and she served as vice-president. They also ran an Italian restaurant in Arizona, according to the Daily Star.

Some of you may recall that Jennifier Easevoli bragged about her "success" on the Classmates. com social networking site.

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