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Russian accused of $28m fraud to be sent to US at FBI request

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Russian accused of $28m fraud to be sent to US at FBI request

By The Nation

 

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A Thai court on Wednesday decided to extradite a 47 years old Russian cybercrime suspect, Dmitry Ukrainsky, who is accused of stealing $28.5 million (Bt886 million) from the bank accounts of citizens of several countries, to the US.

 

The court verdict, read at the Ratchadapisek Criminal Court in Bangkok, said Ukrainsky faced charges of fraud and moneylaundering, crimes that carry prison sentences of 12 months or more.

 

They could also not be categorised as political offences and their statute of limitation hadn’t yet expired, so the case fitted the criteria to allow his extradition as the US authorities had requested. The court said Ukrainsky had already completed a term of imprisonment for moneylaundering, an offence which had taken place in Thailand.

 

Although Ukrainsky maintained his innocence in the fraud and moneylaundering accusations, the court said it had taken into consideration the fact that a US court had issued arrest warrants for him and his accomplice, an Uzbekistan woman Olga Komova, 28. 

 

The two defendants were arrested in Thailand three years ago at the request of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and accused of sending malware to their victims’ emails. The malware then sent back the usernames and passwords to their online bank accounts. 

 

The FBI traced the transactions and found that they had been wired to Thailand, so it asked Thai police to apprehend the pair. Ukrainsky was nabbed in Pattaya City, where he had been running several firms renting yachts to tourists, while Komova was apprehended at a hotel on Koh Chang, where she had been working. 

 

Following her arrest, Komova had agreed to be extradited to the US, where she was sentenced over the same charge.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30364465

 

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Ukrainski..is that name for real ?

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What a picture. The guy looks like El Chapo's brother while Old Joke is doing his Fiji water girl photo bomb imitation.

 

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3 hours ago, mok199 said:

Ukrainski..is that name for real ?

I'm just relieved his name isn't Kranski because that would make me feel very hungry and homesick ;-()

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I don't really know why there are so many Russians (and individuals from ex. USSR countries) over here other than for money laundering purposes. Anyone else have a better explanation?

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13 hours ago, AnnaBanana said:

Sounds fake, doesn't it?

Maybe he changed it from "Jetski".

... or from "curva" ...

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17 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

Russian cybercrime suspect, Dmitry Ukrainsky,

I guess there's a unfortunate Ukrainian guy out there somewhere with the name Russky out to make up for it

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13 hours ago, SamuiGeezer said:

I don't really know why there are so many Russians (and individuals from ex. USSR countries) over here other than for money laundering purposes. Anyone else have a better explanation?

This is just a wild guess but maybe they like what all the other westerners like.

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Wasn't there a "digital nomad" on TVF a year or two ago who claimed he was doing "things" in Thailand that he learned on the internet, with only a high school education?

 

Claimed it was "banking software".

 

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Good let the US handle this , he will not get out until he is an old man . 

 

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