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Computer Crime & Internet Fraud Press Releases


October 9, 2014

SELEZNEV: Alleged Russian Cyber-criminal Now Charged in 40-Count Superseding Indictment

August 15, 2014

SELEZNEV: Accused Russian Hacker Ordered Detained Pending Trial

July 11, 2014

CONNECTZONE: Lynnwood Company and Owner Sentenced for Trafficking in Counterfeit Goods

July 7, 2014

SELEZNEV: Russian Hacker Arrested for Computer Hacking Scheme that Victimized Thousands of Credit Card Customers

June 4, 2014

KNUTSEN: Bellingham Man Arrested for Wire Fraud Involving Theft from Elderly Clients

FRAUDULENT SALES: Two Defendants Sentenced to Prison for Separate Schemes Involving Car Sales using the Internet

June 3, 2014

CYBER CONFERENCE: U.S. Attorney Hosts Law Enforcement Conference on Cyber Threats

November 20, 2013

LITTLE: Renton Man Sentenced to Five Months in Prison for Selling Fake Chihuly Art

October 25, 2013

WILLIAMSON: Former Rap Artist Sentenced to 9+ Years in Prison for Bank Fraud, Access Device Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft

October 4, 2013

NGUYEN: Leader of Canada Based Debit Card Skimming Ring Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

September 30, 2013

KAHLER: Kenmore Financial Advisor Arrested for Mail Fraud

September 20, 2013

YAREMKIV: Vancouver Man Sentenced to Prison for Trafficking Counterfeit Vehicle Airbags

August 21, 2013

XIAN: Kent Man Pleads Guilty to Importing and Selling more than $500,000 in Counterfeit Luxury Car Accessories

August 14, 2013

DE LA CRUZ PIOTE: Member of Romanian Internet Fraud Ring Arrested and Indicted

June 19, 2013

LITTLE: Renton Man Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud in Connection with Sales of Fake Dale Chihuly Artwork

February 1, 2013

SCHROOTEN: Dutch Citizen Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Computer Hacking Scheme that Stole and Sold Credit Card Info

January 16, 2013

WILLIAMSON: California Rap Artist Under Indictment, Rearrestted for Continuing Credit Card Fraud

December 14, 2012

SALLNERT: Payment Processor for Cybercrime Ring Sentenced to 48 Months in Prison

July 24, 2012

G-SELLASSIE: Seattle Man Sentenced to Prison for 'Skimming Spree' Across Four Western States

July 19, 2012

ZUBAKHA: Russian Hacker Arrested in Cyprus for 2008 Cyber Attacks on Amazon.com

July 18, 2012

KIM: Everett Man Pleads Guilty to Criminal Copyright Infringement

July 13, 2012

WITT: Seattle Man Sentenced to Prison for Computer Hacking, Fraud and Identity Theft

July 12, 2012

WILLIAMSON: California Rap Artist Arrested on Indictment for Purchase and Use of Hacked Debit and Credit Card Information

June 29, 2012

SALI: Leader of 'Skimming' Ring with International Ties Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison

June 11, 2012

SCHROOTEN: Dutch Citizen Arrested and Extradited from Romania for Computer Hacking Scheme that Compromised Thousands of Credit Cards

May 10, 2012

GRIFFIN and LOWE: Two Seattle Men Sentenced to Prison for Computer Hacking, Fraud and Identity Theft

April 9, 2012

CHIU: Brothers Who Defrauded Nordstrom with On-Line Reward Scheme Plead Guilty to Wire Fraud

March 9, 2012

SALI: Leader of 'Skimming' Ring with International Ties Pleads Guilty

November 30, 2011

KIM and YI: Seattle Area Men Charged with Criminal Copyright Infringement

September 21, 2011

GRIFFIN: Three Seattle Men Indicted for Computer Hacking, Fraud and Identity Theft

June 27, 2011

SHU: Clark County Man Sentenced for Counterfeit Software Scheme

1/13/11 SHU
CLARK COUNTY COUPLE PLEADS GUILTY TO COUNTERFEIT SOFTWARE SCHEME
Pleas Follow Trial’s Opening Statements on Sales of Counterfeit Software and Tax Evasion

12/10/10 LEONARD
OLYMPIA RESIDENT SENTENCED FOR STALKING, THREATENING AND OBSCENE PHONE CALLS USING INTERNET ‘SPOOFING’ SERVICE
Defendant Made More than 4,000 Harassing Phone Calls to Hundreds of Women in U.S. and Canada

11/29/10 CYBER CRIME
WEBSITE DOMAIN NAMES SEIZED IN THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AS PART OF CYBER MONDAY CRACKDOWN
Sites were selling counterfeit merchandise or pirated DVDs

11/12/10 TURNER
OPERATOR OF ONLINE DATING SITE SENTENCED TO 4+ YEARS IN PRISON FOR MAIL FRAUD
Canadian Operated Sham Dating Service that Defrauded More than 1,000 People

10/1/10 RULLAN
SEATTLE WOMAN SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR TRAFFICKING IN COUNTERFEIT EXERCISE EQUIPMENT
Defendant Imported Counterfeit Exercise Equipment and Sold it On-line as Authentic

9/14/10 LEONARD
OLYMPIA RESIDENT PLEADS GUILTY TO CYBER-STALKING, THREATENING AND OBSCENE PHONE CALLS USING INTERNET ‘SPOOFING’ SERVICE
Defendant Admits More than 4,000 Harassing Phone Calls to Hundreds of Women in U.S. and Canada

8/9/10 BLACK
TUMWATER, WASHINGTON MAN SENTENCED TO PRISON IN CONNECTION WITH COMCAST HACKING
Defendant and Two Others Disrupted Comcast Service in May 2008

5/13/10 LEONARD
OLYMPIA RESIDENT CHARGED WITH FEDERAL CRIMES FOR OBSCENE PHONE CALLS USING INTERNET ‘SPOOFING’ SERVICE
Defendant Allegedly Made More than 1,500 Harassing Phone Calls to Women in U.S. and Canada

2/25/10 SHU
CLARK COUNTY MAN INDICTED FOR MAIL FRAUD IN CONNECTION WITH COUNTERFEIT SOFTWARE SCHEME
Washington Man Sold Counterfeit Microsoft Products On-Line

2/12/10 TURRELLA
DES MOINES MAN SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR INTERNET THREATS OF VIOLENCE AND POSSESSING A FIREARM DURING THREATS OF VIOLENCE
Made Multiple Threats to Boeing Company and Anacortes Oil Refinery

11/23/09 BLACK
TUMWATER, WASHINGTON MAN INDICTED IN CONNECTION WITH COMCAST HACKING
Defendant and Two Others Accused of Disrupting Comcast Service in May 2008

11/6/09 TURRELLA
DES MOINES MAN CONVICTED OF INTERNET THREATS OF VIOLENCE, POSSESSING A FIREARM DURING THREATS OF VIOLENCE AND IDENTITY THEFT
Man Made Multiple Threats to Boeing Company and Anacortes Oil Refinery

8/11/09 WOOD
SEATTLE MAN WHO USED PEER-TO-PEER FILE SHARING SOFTWARE TO STEAL PERSONAL INFO SENTENCED TO PRISON
Defendant Stole Information from Computers Across the US to Commit Wire Fraud and ID Theft

4/30/09 SAMAL
BELLEVUE WEB DEVELOPMENT COMPANY AND CEO SENTENCED FOR COMPUTER INTRUSION
CEO Directed Programmer, Stymied FBI Investigation

3/5/09 WOOD
SECOND MAN CHARGED WITH SCHEME TO STEAL AND USE PERSONAL INFO WITH PEER-TO-PEER FILE SHARING SOFTWARE
Defendant Stole Information from Computers Across the US to Commit Wire Fraud and ID Theft

1/8/09 SAMAL
BELLEVUE WEB DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, CEO AND PROGRAMMER PLEAD GUILTY TO COMPUTER INTRUSION
Contract Dispute Leads to Illegal Computer Intrusion Against Former Client

11/21/08 JANG-BRITT
TWO KING COUNTY MEN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH ON-LINE FENCING OF STOLEN ELECTRONICS
Thieves Stole Credit Cards From Gym Lockers, Quickly Purchased High-end Goods Later Sold Online for Millions of Dollars

8/28/08 TURRELLA
DES MOINES MAN INDICTED FOR INTERNET THREATS OF VIOLENCE
AND IDENTITY THEFT- Man Made Multiple Threats to Boeing Company and Anacortes Oil Refinery

7/22/08 SOLOWAY
SEATTLE SPAMMER SENTENCED TO FORTY-SEVEN MONTHS IN PRISON FOR MAIL FRAUD, SPAM AND TAX CHARGES - Man Sold Spamming Software and Spamming Services Impacting Millions of Computers

3/17/08 KOPILOFF
SEATTLE MAN SENTENCED TO 51 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR ID THEFT SCHEME THAT USED COMPUTER FILE SHARING PROGRAMS
First Conviction in the Country Involving Peer to Peer File Sharing Programs

3/14/08 SOLOWAY
SEATTLE SPAMMER PLEADS GUILTY TO MAIL FRAUD, SPAM AND TAX CHARGES - Man Sold Spamming Software and Spamming Services Impacting Millions of Computers

3/14/08 KOPILOFF
SEATTLE MAN SENTENCED TO 51 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR ID THEFT SCHEME THAT USED COMPUTER FILE SHARING PROGRAMS - First Conviction in the Country Involving Peer to Peer File Sharing Programs

2/5/08 SMITH
IDENTITY AND INTERNET THIEF PLEADS GUILTY - Tacoma Man Used Stolen Identities in Internet Fraud For About $250,000 in Watches, Art, Sports Paraphernalia, Cell phones and Other Expensive Consumer Items

11/5/07 KOPILOFF
SEATTLE MAN PLEADS GUILTY IN CONNECTION WITH ID THEFT USING COMPUTER FILE SHARING PROGRAMS - First Conviction in the Country Involving Peer to Peer File Sharing Programs

9/7/07 DIAS
SEATTLE MAN SENTENCED TO TWO YEARS IN PRISON FOR MAIL FRAUD IN CONNECTION WITH ONLINE AUCTION SCAM - Man Sold More than $94,000 Worth of Goods but Never Delivered Merchandise

9/6/07 KOPILOFF
SEATTLE MAN INDICTED FOR ID THEFT USING COMPUTER FILE SHARING PROGRAMS - First Case in the Country Involving Peer to Peer File Sharing Programs

5/30/07 SOLOWAY
SEATTLE SPAMMER INDICTED FOR MAIL AND WIRE FRAUD, AGGRAVATED IDENTITY THEFT AND MONEY LAUNDERING - Man Sold Spamming Software and Spamming Services Impacting Millions of Computers

5/18/07 SANDOVAL
PASADENA MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO DEFRAUDING RENTON ON-LINE GAMING COMPANY - Man Used Stolen Identities to Order and Resell Goods From Wizards of the Coast On-Line Store

5/17/07 DIAS
SEATTLE MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO MAIL FRAUD IN CONNECTION WITH ONLINE AUCTION SCAM - Man Sold More than $94,000 Worth of Goods but Never Delivered Merchandise

11/17/06 PORTER
RAYMOND MAN SENTENCED IN CONNECTION WITH INTERNET PIRACY SCHEME - Downloaded pirated copies of movies, video games and software

11/16/06 SONG
EDMONDS BROTHERS CHARGED WITH DEFRAUDING THE GOVERNMENT ON COMPUTER EQUIPMENT CONTRACTS - Pair Falsely Represented That Equipment and Software Was from Cisco and Sun Microsystems

8/25/06 MAXWELL
CALIFORNIA MAN SENTENCED FOR "BOTNET" ATTACK THAT IMPACTED MILLIONS - Network of Robot Computers Damaged Multiple Military Installations, Northwest Hospital, and California School District

speaker AUSA Kathryn Warma on Magnitude of Botnet

speaker AUSA Kathryn Warma on Potential Human Cost of Botnet

8/14/06 PORTER
RAYMOND MAN PLEADS GUILTY IN CONNECTION WITH INTERNET PIRACY SCHEME - Downloaded pirated copies of movies, video games and software

5/5/06 NOLAN
FLORIDA MAN SENTENCED FOR WEB ATTACK ON RIVAL MATCHMAKING SITE - Owner of MyLatinRose.com Hacked into Gig Harbor Based Latinlovesearch.com Disrupting Business

5/4/06 MAXWELL
CALIFORNIA MAN PLEADS GUILTY IN "BOTNET" ATTACK THAT IMPACTED SEATTLE HOSPITAL AND DEFENSE DEPARTMENT - Northwest Hospital, DOD vistims of effort to make money by controlling network of robot computers

2/10/06 MAXWELL
CALIFORNIA MAN INDICTED FOR "BOTNET" ATTACK THAT IMPACTED HOSPITAL - Northwest Hospital one victim of effort to make money by controlling network of robot computers

1/6/06 LAMONT
DARRINGTON MAN SENTENCED TO PROBATION & COMMUNITY SERVICE IN INTERNET BOMB THREAT CASE - Threats caused school closures in May, 2004

11/18/05 CONTINI
Former Microsoft Employee Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Illegally Selling Company Software Worth $7.1 Million - Sold Software on the gray market for more than $2 million

4/1/05 GREGG
Former Microsoft Employee Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Scheme to Profit from Stolen Software

2/28/05 YOUNG
Bellingham Man Sentenced to Prison for Mail Fraud in E-Bay Auction Scam

2/11/05 JUVENILE
Juvenile Sentenced for Releasing Worm That Attacked Microsoft Web Site

1/28/05 PARSON
Minnesota Man Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Creating and Unleashing a Variant of the MS Blaster Computer Worm

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