Estonia OKs extradition of suspected hacker to US

March 21, 2012

WKOW.com on March 15, 2012 released the following:

“TALLINN, Estonia (AP) – Estonia has approved the extradition of a suspected hacker to the United States where he is accused in a cyber fraud scheme that infected millions of computers worldwide, including those of NASA.

The government said Thursday that 26-year-old Anton Ivanov, an Estonian citizen, is facing charges including computer hacking and online fraud. The U.S. Justice Department had asked Estonia to extradite him.

Ivanov was arrested in November with five other Estonian citizens following a two-year investigation led by the FBI with assistance from the Estonian authorities. The others, including main suspect Vladimir Tsastsin, also face extradition. A Russian suspect in the case remains at large.”

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Russia Alarmed by Online Fraud Suspect’s Extradition to U.S.

January 20, 2012

Bloomberg Businessweek on January 19, 2012 released the following:

“By Marina Sysoyeva

Jan. 19 (Bloomberg) — Russia’s Foreign Ministry said it’s “alarmed” that Swiss and American authorities didn’t inform it about the extradition to the U.S. of Vladimir Zdorovenin, who’s accused of online fraud.

“Unfortunately, it’s not the first case when U.S. security forces organize a detention of our nationals in third countries, often on dubious grounds and using a provocation,” Alexander Lukashevich, a ministry spokesman, said today in an e-mailed statement. “This concerns improper exterritorial application of U.S. legislation against Russian citizens.”

Zdorovenin was arrested last March in Zurich and arrived in New York on Jan. 16 after extradition by Swiss authorities, according to a statement from the office of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara in Manhattan. His son Kirill is also wanted and remains at large. U.S. prosecutors charged the two Russian nationals with taking part in a scheme to gain illegal computer access to American bank accounts through bogus e-commerce websites.

At his Jan. 17 arraignment before U.S. Magistrate Judge Gabriel Gorenstein, Vladimir Zdorovenin pleaded not guilty to the charges through his lawyer, Sabrina Shroff. She declined to comment on the case after court.

Russia has insisted consular officers are granted access to Zdorovenin in the U.S. to guarantee his rights, according to Lukashevich.”

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Douglas McNabb – McNabb Associates, P.C.’s
International Extradition Lawyers Videos:

International Extradition – When the FBI Seeks Extradition

International Extradition – Wire Transfer – Email – Telephone Call

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We previously discussed the extradition treaty between the United States and Switzerland here.

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To find additional global criminal news, please read The Global Criminal Defense Daily.

Douglas McNabb and other members of the U.S. law firm practice and write and/or report extensively on matters involving Federal Criminal Defense, INTERPOL Red Notice Removal, International Extradition and OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal.

The author of this blog is Douglas McNabb. Please feel free to contact him directly at mcnabb@mcnabbassociates.com or at one of the offices listed above.


US seeks Extradition of Romanian Suspects in eBay Fraud

July 15, 2011

The United States will seek to extradite 22 people arrested in Romania and accused of massive fraud on e-commerce sites eBay.com and Craiglist.org, the US ambassador to Romania said on Friday.

“Romanian law enforcement authorities conducted 117 searches targeting over 100 suspects,” Ambassador Mark Gitenstein told a press conference.

“Twenty-two individuals have been charged in the United States. The United States will seek to extradite these criminals to face criminal charges once they have been processed by the Romanian justice system.”

He said he deplored the fact that the accused often posed as US military personnel as part of their scheme to dupe their victims in all 50 US states.

According to Romanian prosecutors, between 2009 and 2011, the suspects duped online buyers into paying out around 20 million dollars for fictitious goods including cars, motorbikes, and electronics on http://www.eBay.com and on http://www.craiglist.org.

Money paid by the victims was collected abroad, mainly in the United States and then sent to Romania, they added.

Several cybercrimes networks operating from Romania have been dismantled in the last years, often with the help of US cybercrime experts.

“Our work together could serve as a model for international law enforcement cooperation on many fronts. The arrests that were made could not have been possible without real-time collaboration and intelligence sharing”, Gitenstein said, adding that FBI agents are embedded with the Directorate for Combating Organized Crime in Romania for five years.

This article was published by AFP on July 15, 2011.

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