Guam – A deal has been reached in the case involving accused credit card skimmer Nicola Marinelli on the eve of trial.
Whether or not the arrest of the man allegedly behind several appearances of credit card skimming devices on local bank automated teller machines was legal seems to no longer be an issue — as the accused, Italian national Nicola Marinelli, is set to enter into a plea agreement with the government.
Marinelli has been incarcerated since his arrest last August when a Bank of Guam employee happened to cross paths with the defendant at Pizza Hut and recognized him from a photo captured on one of the tampered ATM’s.
Trial in the matter was set to begin next Monday. However, in court today, Marinelli’s attorney, Rocky Kingree, stated that they had received a plea offer from the government and would be signing the plea agreement today. The details of the agreement could not be released, but Kingree indicated that the offer did not need any modifications.
Further proceedings have been set for tomorrow, at which time it is anticipated that the plea will be formally accepted by the court.