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U.S. vs Viet Quoc Nguyen and Giang Hoang Vu/David-Manuel Santos Da Silva

Court Docket Number: 1:12-CR-0339-TCB-JFK (US vs Viet Quoc Nguyen and Giang Hoang Vu) and 1:15-CR-072-TCB-JFK (US vs David-Manuel Santos Da Silva)

These two cases are assigned to United States District Judge Timothy C. Batten Sr., United States District Court for the North District of Georgia, Richard B. Russell Federal Building and Courthouse, 75 Spring Street, SW, 2142 U.S. Courthouse, Atlanta, GA 30303-3361.

Defendant Viet Quoc Nguyen allegedly hacked into the computer databases of Email Service Providers and, in conjunction with defendant Giang Hoang Vu, launched spam attacks on tens of millions of email recipients.

Defendant Vu has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit computer fraud in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 371.  His sentencing is scheduled for July 27, 2015. Defendant Nguyen is not in custody and remains a fugitive.

Defendant David-Manuel Santos Da Silva is charged with conspiracy to commit money laundering for allegedly entering into an affiliate marketing arrangement with Nguyen that allowed him to generate revenue from his computer hacks and subsequent spam attacks. The charge against Da Silva is pending.

The written information on this website will be updated as new developments arise in the case. If you have any questions, please email NguyenVictim@ic.FBI.gov.

Case Status Updates

On July 27, 2015, Giang Hoang Vu was sentenced by The Honorable Timothy C. Batten Sr. to serve a term of imprisonment of 24 months.

On November 2, 2015, David Da Silva pled guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering. He is scheduled to be sentenced by The Honorable Timothy C. Batten Sr. on February 5, 2016, at 10:30 am, Courtroom 2106.

Public Notifications
 Order Viet Quoc Nguyen and Giang Hoang Vu (60.67 KB) 06/01/2015
 Order David-Manuel Santos Da Silva (58.13 KB) 06/01/2015
Resources

Information on Victim Witness Program

Information and Assistance for Federal Crime Victims and Witnesses

Crime Victims' Rights Under the Justice for All Act (18 United States Code § 3771)

Victim Rights Under Title 42 United States (Code § 10606(b))

Victim / Witness & Criminal Justice System Information

Victim / Witness Home Page

Contact Information

Christie Smith Jones
Victim Witness Coordinator
Tel: 404.581.6102
Christie.Jones@usdoj.gov

Beth Dozier
Victim Witness Assistant
Tel: 404.581.6041
Beth.Dozier@usdoj.gov

Daniel Sykes
Victim Witness Clerk
Tel: 404.581.6179
Daniel.Sykes2@usdoj.gov
Toll Free: 1.888.431.1918

Updated January 12, 2016

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