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Romanian Man Pleads Guilty for Role in International Fraud Scheme Involving Online Auction Websites

Posted in database, scammer by Chief on February 18, 2011

Adrian Ghighina, 33, of Bucharest, Romania, was indicted by a federal grand jury in the Northern District of Illinois in April 2008 on seven counts of wire fraud.   In May 2010, Ghighina was separately indicted by a federal grand jury in Washington on charges of conspiracy, bank fraud and money laundering.

According to court documents, Ghighina, who entered the United States legally in late 2004, acted as a “money mule” in a complex Internet fraud conspiracy.   Ghighina’s co-conspirators, many of whom are in Romania, created fraudulent online auctions for expensive items such as cars, motorcycles and RVs on websites such as eBay, Craigslist and AutoTrader.com.

See the entire news release here and some commentaries by Consumer Ally and TMCnet.com.  First brought to my attention by netscammers.

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