USA v Stephen Defiore


Stephen Defiore, a former employee of a US mobile carrier, has worked with sim swap hackers by facilitating fraudulent SIM swap transactions for $500 per sim swap allegedly.

10/19/2021 Update Defendant Stephen Defiore was sentenced before Judge Jay C. Zainey ( Statement for sentencing Stephen Defiore will only be accessible to the District Judge. )

9/14/2021 Update Sentence reset to Stephen Defiore on 9/29/2021 before Judge Jay C. Zainey.

7/27/21 Update Sentenced for Defendant Stephen Defiore is set on 8/31/21 at 10:00 am before Judge Jay Zainey.

4/26/21 Update Defendant Stephen Defiore and the USA has reached a plea agreement: The maximum penalty the defendant may receive should his plea of guilty is not more than five (5) years of imprisonment to a fine of $250,000.

NOTICE OF HEARING AND COURTROOM PROTOCOL as to Stephen Daniel Defiore. Sentencing Set for 7/27/2021 10:00 AM before Judge Jay C. Zainey. 

2/22/21 Update Defendant signed the waiver of indictment.

The defendant was released with Personal Recognizance Bond.

Status Update as of 2/8/21 A criminal Information Sheet was filed.

Claims in
USA v Stephen Defiore
Conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud United States

If two or more persons conspire either to commit any offense against the United States or to defraud the United States, or any agency thereof in any manner or for any purpose, and one or more of such persons do any act to effect the object of the conspiracy, each shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.

Violation of 18 U.S. Code § 2 - Principals

Whoever commits an offense against the United States or aids, abets, counsels, commands, induces or procures its commission, is punishable as a principal.

Fraud by wire, radio, or television

Whoever, having devised or intending to devise any scheme or artifice to defraud, or for obtaining money or property by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, or promises, transmits or causes to be transmitted by means of wire, radio, or television communication in interstate or foreign commerce, any writings, signs, signals, pictures, or sounds for the purpose of executing such scheme or artifice, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both. If the violation affects a financial institution, such person shall be fined not more than $1,000,000 or imprisoned not more than 30 years, or both. 


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