Aleksandr Goukasian was convicted in June of several charges, including unlawful use of electronic communications and possessing an intercept device.
Tarrant County prosecutors say the 53-year-old was among several from a Glendale, Calif., ring who placed their "skimmers" in pumps in Mojave, Calif., Las Vegas, Dallas, Houston and Fort Worth to amass 38,000 card numbers and passwords. Customers were bilked of $280,000.
Goukasian's sentence, imposed Monday, runs concurrently with a six-month federal sentence for a related conviction. He becomes parole eligible in seven years.
Two partners are awaiting trial in Houston.