Financial Fraud: Two Chinese Nationals Charged With Laundering In Cryptocurrency From Exchange Hack

Two Chinese Nationals Charged with Laundering Over $100 Million in Cryptocurrency from Exchange Hack Forfeiture Complaint Details Over $250 Million Stolen by North Korean Actors WASHINGTON – Two Chinese nationals were charged with laundering over $100 million worth of cryptocurrency from a hack of a cryptocurrency exchange. The funds were stolen by North Korean actors […]

Cyber Crimes: Ten Defendants Charged With Illegally Conducting Multi-Million Dollar Sports Gambling

Ten Defendants Charged With Illegally Conducting Multi-Million Dollar Sports Gambling Business Ten defendants have been charged in federal court with conspiring to illegally conduct a multi-million dollar sports gambling business in the Chicago area. VINCENT DELGIUDICE, also known as “Uncle Mick,” directed an operation that accepted wagers from as many as 1,000 gamblers on the […]

Cyber Crime: LESTER COLEMAN Indicted For Allegedly Fraudulently Obtaining Millions in Chicago Housing Authority Contracts

Construction Company Owner Charged With Fraudulently Obtaining More Than $2.75 Million in Chicago Housing Authority Contracts The owner of a construction company has been indicted for allegedly fraudulently obtaining more than $2.75 million in Chicago Housing Authority contracts designed to benefit minority-owned businesses. LESTER COLEMAN owned Coleman Development Corp., a Chicago-based construction company and certified […]

Cyber Crime: Shan Shi Was Convicted Of One Count Of Conspiracy To Commit Theft Of Trade Secrets

Texas Man Convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Theft of Trade Secrets A Texas man was convicted today by a federal jury in Washington D.C. of conspiracy to commit theft of trade secrets. Following a nine-day trial, Shan Shi, 54, of Houston, Texas, was convicted of one count of conspiracy to commit theft of trade secrets. […]

Cyber Crime: JEFFERY DOUGLAS MANN Sentenced For His Scheme With Gift Card Fraud

Leader of Gift Card Fraud Ring That Stole More Than $700,000 From Target and Customers Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison Reverse-Engineered Gift Card Numbers and Stole Balances without ever Possessing the Cards A 30-year-old man arrested last year in Snohomish County, Washington was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to five years […]

Cybercrime: Djevair Ametovski Sentenced For Access Device Fraud And Aggravated Identity Theft

Operator of Global Cybercrime Marketplace Sentenced to 90 Months’ Imprisonment Defendant’s “Codeshop” Website Sold Troves of Stolen Credit Card Data and Bank Account Logins on the Black Market Earlier today, in federal court in Brooklyn, Djevair Ametovski, a Macedonian citizen, was sentenced by United States District Judge Eric N. Vitaliano to 90 months’ imprisonment after […]

Financial Fraud: Bishap Mittal Pleaded Guilty To Conspiracy To Access a Protected Computer And Tech Support Scam

North Carolina Man Pleads Guilty For His Role In International “Tech Support Scam” CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A Charlotte, North Carolina man pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to access a protected computer, for his role in an international “Tech Support Scam” that defrauded hundreds of victims, including seniors, of more than $3 million. Assistant Attorney General […]

Cyber Crime: Codrut Dumitrescu, Laurentiu Costea and Cosmin Draghici, Pleaded Guilty To Participating In a Multi-Million Dollar

Three Romanian citizens plead guilty to participating in a multi-million dollar “vishing and smishing” scheme ATLANTA – Robert Codrut Dumitrescu pleaded guilty to federal charges of wire fraud conspiracy, computer fraud and abuse, and aggravated identity theft in connection with a scheme, orchestrated from Romania, which resulted in the illegal intrusion into computer servers in […]

Cyber Crime: Konstantin Ignatov Charged International Pyramid Scheme That Involved The Marketing Of a Fraudulent Cryptocurrency

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Charges Against Leaders Of “OneCoin,” A Multibillion-Dollar Pyramid Scheme Involving The Sale Of A Fraudulent Cryptocurrency Current Leader Konstantin Ignatov Arrested at Los Angeles International Airport Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., the District Attorney for the County of […]

Cyber Crime: Artem Radchenko And Oleksandr Ieremenko Indected In Hacking and Trading Scheme Involved Theft of Thousands Of EDGAR Filings

Two Ukrainian Nationals Indicted in Computer Hacking and Securities Fraud Scheme Targeting U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Hacking and Trading Scheme Involved Theft of Thousands of ‘EDGAR’ Filings, Including Draft Earnings Reports of Publicly Traded Companies before Reports were Made Public Two Ukrainian men have been charged for their roles in a large-scale, international conspiracy […]

Financial Fraud: ZHU HUA And ZHANG SHILONG Indicted For Thefts From Managed Service Providers

Two Chinese Hackers Associated With The Ministry Of State Security Charged With Global Computer Intrusion Campaigns Targeting Intellectual Property And Confidential Business Information Defendants Were Members of the APT 10 Hacking Group Who Acted in Association with the Tianjin State Security Bureau and Engaged in Global Computer Intrusions for More Than a Decade, Continuing into […]

Financial Fraud: Group Of 9 Individuals Charged In Romance Scams And Mystery Shopper Schemes

9 Defendants Charged in Chicago in International Investigation Targeting “Romance Scams” and “Mystery Shopper” Schemes CHICAGO — Seven Chicago-area residents are among nine individuals arrested in the United States and Nigeria as part of an international investigation into online “romance scams” and “mystery shopper” schemes. During the Chicago-based investigation, dubbed “Operation Gold Phish,” law enforcement […]

Financial Fraud: JOEL KURZYNSKI Sentenced For Conducting Cyberstalking And Threat Campaigns Against Multiple Victims

Seattle Man Sentenced to Prison for Cyberstalking Campaign Against a Former Friend and a Co-Worker Harassed Victims with Multiple Texts, Phone Calls, Death Threats, False Online Service Subscriptions and Posed as Reporter Investigating Sex Abuse Allegations A former Seattle, Washington information technology professional was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 30 months […]

Cyber Crime: Filip Lucian Simion Sentenced For Conspiracy To Import Controlled Substances And Launder Money

Leader Of Darknet ItalianMafiaBrussels Drug Trafficking Organization Sentenced To 11 Years’ Imprisonment DENVER – U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer announced that on September 26, 2018, U.S. District Court Judge R. Brooke Jackson sentenced Filip Lucian Simion, age 25, to 132 months (11 years) imprisonment for conspiracy to import controlled substances and launder money. Judge Jackson also […]

Cyber Crime: PETERIS SAHUROVS Sentenced For Participating In a Lucrative Scareware Hacking Scheme

Latvian National Sentenced To Prison For -Scareware- Hacking Scheme That Targeted Minneapolis Star Tribune Website A Latvian man was sentenced today in Minneapolis for participating in a lucrative scareware hacking scheme that targeted visitors to the Minneapolis Star Tribune’s website. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Erica […]

Cyber Crime: LOUIS ONG Sentenced For Operated Unlicensed Bitcoin Trading

Canadian Who Operated Unlicensed Bitcoin Trading Business Sentenced Defendant Engaged in Bitcoin Exchanges with Undercover Agents despite Knowledge the Money was Drug Trafficking Proceeds A Vancouver, British Columbia man was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 20 days of incarceration and more than $1 million in forfeitures for Operating an Unlicensed Money […]

Cyber Crime: DANIEL ADEKUNLE OJO Charged With Fraud And Identity Theft Offenses Stemming From a Scheme to Obtain The Personal Identifying Information

Nigerian National Charged in Phishing Scheme that Victimized Glastonbury School Employees Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Joel P. Garland, Special Agent in Charge of IRS Criminal Investigation in New England, […]

Cyber Crime: Maxim Senakh Sentenced to Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud And to Violate The Computer Fraud And Abuse Act

Russian Citizen Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison for Involvement in Global Botnet Conspiracy A Russian citizen was sentenced today for his participation in a criminal enterprise that installed and exploited malicious computer software (“malware”) on tens of thousands of computer servers throughout the world to generate millions of dollars in fraudulent payments. Acting Assistant […]