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A former Barclays Bank programmer received 46 months in prison for helping TJX hacker Albert Gonzalez launder as much as $800,000, according to news reports.

Humza Zaman, 33, was also fined $75,000 and ordered to undergo three years of court supervision once he's released. He pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy last April. He's the second person to be sentenced in a massive ring of credit card hacks that hit TJX, Office Max, Heartland Payment systems and others.

According to prosecutors, Zaman helped kingpin Gonzalez launder between $600,000 and $800,000, in at least some of the cases, by shipping cash through Federal Express. The international hacker had more than $1m buried in his back yard.

Prosecutors also alleged Zaman used his position at Barclays to get ATM transaction logs for the bank and turn them over to Gonzalez. There's no evidence to show the data was ever used.

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