Friday, July 09, 2010

Ukrainian Brought to NYC to Face Cybercrime Charge

Via The Sydney Morning Herald.

A Ukrainian man has been brought to New York to face charges of selling stolen credit-card numbers as part of an international cybercrime ring.

Egor Shevelev is being held without bond after pleading not guilty Friday to enterprise corruption and other charges. The 24-year-old from Kiev was arrested while vacationing in Greece in 2008. He was extradited to New York last week.

Manhattan prosecutors say he amassed 75,000 stolen credit-card numbers. They say his customers used the information to steal money and identities.

His lawyer's name wasn't immediately available Friday evening.

Prosecutors say Shevelev was linked to an identity theft and fraud group centered on New York-based Western Express Inc.

Company President Vadim Vassilenko has pleaded not guilty.



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