[funsec] FBI: Member Of Transnational Crime Ring Arrested For eBay Fraud

Fergie fergdawg at netzero.net
Tue Mar 27 15:55:51 CDT 2007


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Via InformationWeek.

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A woman, described by the FBI as a Bulgarian member of a transnational
criminal ring, has been arrested in connection with what the government is
calling an "elaborate scheme" to defraud eBay users of more than $350,000.

Mariyana Feliksova Lozanova is charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud
and conspiracy to commit money laundering. The woman, who also goes by the
names Gentiane La France and Naomi Elizabeth DeBont, allegedly tricked
prospective buyers on eBay to wire her money for major purchases, like
motor vehicles and boats, that were never delivered, according to a release
from the FBI, which investigated the case.

If convicted, the woman faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison for
the wire fraud conspiracy and 10 years in prison for the money laundering
conspiracy. In addition, she also could be required to pay fines totaling
more than $500,000, as well as forfeitures and restitution to the victims
of the scheme.

A grand jury in the District of Columbia returned the indictment on March
1, but the indictment remained sealed until Lozanova was arrested in
Budapest on March 22. She has waived extradition to stand trial in the
United States.

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More:
http://www.informationweek.com/security/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=1987004
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- - ferg

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