U.S. court sentences Ukrainian to seven years in jail for money-laundering on internet

Source : 112 Ukraine

From 2009 to 2012, Oleksandr Musienko from Odessa cooperated with Eastern European computer hackers
20:19, 12 February 2021

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The U.S. court has sentenced a citizen of Ukraine to seven years in jail for participation in the scheme of money laundering on the internet as the U.S. Justice Department reported.

“A Ukrainian man was sentenced today to 87 months in prison and ordered to pay $98,751.64 in restitution after pleading guilty to committing wire fraud, stemming from his participation in a scheme to launder funds for Eastern European cybercriminals who hacked into and stole funds from online bank accounts of U.S. businesses,” the message said.

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It is reported that from 2009 to 2012, Oleksandr Musienko from Odessa cooperated with Eastern European computer hackers to get over $3 million from the bank accounts of the U.S. citizens and launder the stolen funds overseas.

Musienko was involved in recruiting, supervising, and directing a network of “money mules,” or individuals who could get and transmit funds outside America. The Ukrainian was arrested in South Korea in 2018 and extradited to the United States in 2019. It is noted that he, under another name, hired “mules” by advertising on employment websites. Hired persons believed they were working for a real firm.

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In April 2019, the FBI searched Musienko and found at his laptop files that contain about 120,000 numbers of bank cards and identification information.

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