Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Cristea Mircea, Ion Pieptea, and Nicolae Simion arrested and bought to US for trial

 Trei romani atrestati si extradati in SUA pentru a fi judecati pentru fraude pe internet. Acestia incercau sa vanda produse fictive pe diferite situri precum eBay, Cars.com sau Auto Trader. Conform autoritatilor acestia au fraudat clientii cu sume de peste 2 milioane de dolari.

Romanian nationals Cristea Mircea, Ion Pieptea, and Nicolae Simion will make their first appearance before United States District Judge Edward R. Korman  following their extradition to the United States from Romania. The defendants are charged with participating in a sophisticated multi-million-dollar cyber fraud scheme that targeted consumers on U.S.-based Internet marketplace websites such as eBay.com. Their extradition followed a coordinated international takedown in December 2012, during which law enforcement officials in Romania, the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom, and Canada, acting at the request of the United States, arrested six Romanian nationals, including Mircea, Pieptea and Simion. The Bucharest Appeals Court ordered the extraditions of Mircea, Pieptea, and Simion on February 2, 2013. The defendants were subsequently transported to the Eastern District of New York and arraigned on March 27, 2013.