Nikola Krastev, RFE/RL
NEW YORK -- U.S. law enforcement authorities have announced the indictment of 73 individuals from Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Moldova, and Belarus who they accuse of participating in a complex Internet fraud scheme that targeted the bank accounts of U.S. citizens, businesses, and cities.
According to two separate criminal complaints -- one federal and one State of New York -- nearly $4 million was stolen from accounts at five U.S. banks between February and September of this year.
Prosecutors said the investigation is ongoing and in its earliest stages, so the numbers of indicted participants and amount stolen may eventually increase.
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U.S. Indicts Dozens From Eastern Europe In Internet Theft Scheme