Case Number: 2:16-CR-00071-APG-PAL
The public is reminded that an indictment contains only charges and is not evidence of guilt. The defendants are presumed innocent and are entitled to a fair trial at which the government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
Scheduled Court Hearings
Status Hearing - November 28, 2017, at 8:45 a.m.
Trial Date - December 4, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.
U.S. District Court - Las Vegas, NV
The indictment alleges that, in reality, Long simply debited the accounts of victims who had never visited his websites, never requested any service and never authorized any payment. Long obtained the personal and financial information of his victims from two sources. First, he allegedly purchased large spreadsheets, referred to as “lead lists,” each of which contained detailed personal and financial information of thousands of American consumers. Second, Long used the data stored in his payment processing system to debit more than a hundred thousand accounts that had previously been debited by Long’s prior merchants. When he ran out of unique accounts to charge, Long allegedly created and deposited hundreds of thousands of additional, repeat charges against accounts he had already charged.
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