In the United States, a Ukrainian was sentenced to 7 years in prison for money laundering
The Ukrainian was sentenced to 7 years in prison for participating in a scheme to steal money from victims' bank accounts in the United States and launder money in the United States into bank accounts abroad. Writes about it security week.
38-year-old Alexander Musienko from Odessa (Ukraine) was extradited to the United States in 2019 after being arrested in South Korea. He is also known to many as Alexander Sergeevich Musienko, Robert Davis and Play.
Musienko was traveling in South Korea when, at the request of the US government, South Korean authorities arrested him and extradited him to the United States on March 28, 2019. Justice Department.
As follows from the plea agreement for Musienko and other documents presented in court, the defendant acted according to an illegal scheme from 2009 to 2012.
During this time, in partnership with Eastern European hackers, he stole more than $ 3 million from bank accounts in the United States and began to launder funds from accounts abroad.
According to the Justice Department, Musienko's accomplices stole information from victims in the United States and then used that data to impersonate the victims and trick banks into approving the withdrawals of the victims' accounts.
The Department of Justice reports that Musienko participated in the recruitment of accomplices and also directed them. These people were hired as financial assistants through job websites.
His "employees", whom he deceived and made them believe that they were working for a legitimate business, was convinced by the Odessa citizen, they say, they help clients to transfer funds abroad.
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As soon as Musienko had a network of "employees", the dealer offered his cybercriminal partners their services to help them transfer the stolen funds. He told "employees" to use their own bank accounts to receive and then transfer proceeds from compromised bank accounts abroad.
In one such transaction, $ 296 was transferred to two bank accounts controlled by so-called employees whom Musienko instructed to transfer funds to accounts in European banks. The fraud was discovered and the $ 278 stolen funds were debited before being transferred.
In 2019, the FBI searched Musienko's laptop and found approximately 120 payment card numbers in it, as well as related identification information of others.
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