5 More Indicted in Probe of International Carding Ring

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5 More Indicted in Probe of International Carding Ring

Postby spamislame » Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:24 pm

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2009/0 ... rnexpress/

The new defendants have been charged with enterprise corruption, a felony, which is punishable by up to 25 years in prison; two counts of scheming to defraud, also a felony, which is punishable by up to four years in prison; and one count of conspiracy, a misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to a year in jail. Three of the defendants have been indicted on additional charges, including grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen goods and money laundering.

The ring allegedly operated an online carding forum called the International Association for the Advancement of Criminal Activity, where thieves trafficked in stolen credit card numbers and other information. The defendants also allegedly forged credit cards using stolen numbers, and turned them into cash with the unwitting help of eBay users.

Great reading. Again underscoring the reality that International Law Enforcement can work together and eventually arrest people like these.

Good riddance.

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Re: 5 More Indicted in Probe of International Carding Ring

Postby meep » Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:03 pm

Five eastern European men were indicted in New York on Monday as part of an international ring allegedly responsible for at least $4 million in credit card theft.

The ring, which authorities dubbed the Western Express Cybercrime Group, operated between 2001 and 2007 and trafficked in at least 95,000 known stolen credit card numbers, including some belonging to victims in New York, where the case is being prosecuted by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office.

The five named in an indictment unsealed this week include Vasilyev Viatcheslav, 33, and Vladimir Kramarenko, 31, of the Czech Republic, who were arrested in Prague in July 2008 and only extradited to the U.S. last week; Egor Shevelev, 23, a Ukrainian arrested last year during a vacation in Greece and awaiting extradition; Oleg Kovelin, 28, from Moldova (spelled “Covelin” in some documents); and Dzimitry Burak, 26, a Belorussian who was last living in Ukraine. The latter two have not yet been apprehended. A sixth defendant has not been named yet. ...

:) Good find and busted Eastern Europeans, too.
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