International cyber fraud conspiracy, 3 Romanian nationals charged

WEWS Digital Team

Cleveland, Ohio -- A Romanian crime ring was busted for targeting people in Cleveland.

Three Romanian nationals were charged for operating a cyber fraud conspiracy in which they infected 60,000 computers, sent out 11 million malicious emails and stole at least $4 million, according to U.S. Attorney Carole S. Rendon and FBI Special Agent in Charge Stephen D. Anthony.

Bogdan Nicolescu, 34, Tiberiu Danet, 31, and Radu Miclaus, 34, were extradited to the United States this week after being taken into custody in Romania earlier this year.

They are each charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit service marks, aggravated identity theft, conspiracy to commit money laundering and 12 counts each of wire fraud.


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