Thursday, November 20, 2008

Key figure in $5 million eBay fraud gets 27 years

From MSN Money:
A man, who prosecutors described as a leader in a scheme that swindled thousands of eBay bidders and other Internet users out of $5 million, was sentenced Wednesday to 27 years in federal prison.
Adrian Florin Fechet, 39, a Romanian national, received one of the longest sentences in memory for a white-collar offense, prosecutors said.
U.S. District Judge John W. Darrah imposed the lengthy sentence after finding that Fechet was a leader in the scheme and had not taken responsibility for his crime.
Fechet had also engaged in identity theft, Darrah said.
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