FBI Fugitive Wanted on Federal Cyber Crime Charges Captured
|FBI New York October 01, 2010|
On September 30, 2010, FBI agents and agents of the Secret Service, ICE, and the State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service carried out arrests in a multi-defendant case targeting overseas computer hackers. A total of 37 defendants, in 21 separate cases, were charged for their roles in global bank fraud schemes that allegedly used hundreds of false-name bank accounts to steal over $3 million from dozens of U.S. accounts that were compromised by malware attacks. Nine defendants were arrested yesterday in the New York area, and one in the Pittsburgh area. An additional ten defendants were arrested and charged over the last year.
Seventeen fugitives were originally being sought by the FBI following the operation. This afternoon, fugitive Dmitry Saprunov was captured. The FBI is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the remaining 16 fugitives. The wanted posters at the following web address list the names of the fugitives that have yet to be captured.
“All of those who became fugitives following the operation on September 30 had their picture featured on an FBI Wanted Poster, in newspapers, on the web, and on TV. Sixteen out of 17 remain and we want them to turn themselves in. The public can play a valuable role in tracking down the remaining fugitives. Anyone with information on their whereabouts is requested to call the FBI or the police.” said Special Agent Richard Kolko.