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U.S. v Vyacheslav Penchukov et.al.

Nine alleged members of a wide-ranging racketeering enterprise and conspiracy who infected thousands of business computers with malicious software known as “Zeus” have been charged in an indictment. The indictment alleges that the “Zeus” malware captured passwords, account numbers, and other information necessary to log into online banking accounts. The conspirators allegedly used the information captured by “Zeus” to steal millions of dollars from victims’ bank accounts. All of the defendants are charged with conspiracy to participate in racketeering activity, conspiracy to commit computer fraud and identity theft, aggravated identity theft, and multiple counts of bank fraud.

The written information on this website will be updated as new developments arise in the case. If you have any questions, please contact the Victim Witness Coordinator.

Court Date

Event

Time/Location

Details

November 21, 2014

Guilty Plea -
(Yevhen Kulibaba)

2:00 PM in Courtroom 2,
Robert V. Denney Federal Building, 100 Centennial Mall North, Lincoln, NE
The purpose of this hearing is for the defendant to enter a plea of guilty.
Your attendance is not required. If you are a victim of the charged offense(s) and wish to speak at the plea hearing, please call our office well in advance of the scheduled hearing date.
November 21, 2014 Guilty Plea -
(Yuriy Konovalenko)
2:30 PM in Courtroom 2,
Robert V. Denney Federal Building, 100 Centennial Mall North, Lincoln, NE
The purpose of this hearing is for the defendant to enter a plea of guilty.
Your attendance is not required. If you are a victim of the charged offense(s) and wish to speak at the plea hearing, please call our office well in advance of the scheduled hearing date.

May 21, 2015

 

Sentencing
Dates

 

12:00PM and 12:30PM in Courtroom 2, RobertV. Denney Federal Building, 100 Centennial Mall North, Lincoln, NE

 

Yevhen Kulibaba sentencing at 12:00pm, Yuriy Konovalenko sentencing at 12:30pm. lf you are a victim of the charged offense(s) and wish to speak at sentencing, please call our office well in advance of the scheduled hearing date.

May 28, 2015

Sentences  

Defendants Yevhen Kulibaba and Yuriy Konovalenko were sentenced by the Court. The Court ordered each of the defendants to the following:

Incarceration of 2 year(s) 10 month(s)
Followed by Supervised Release of 1 year
Special Assessment of $100.00.

 

Documents

To submit a Victim Impact Statement, download the form and return the completed document to:
U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Nebraska
1620 Dodge Street, Ste. 1400
Omaha, NE 68102

Updated August 26, 2015

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