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.