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Sat Dec 7, 2019, 03:58 AM

Los Angeles Man Sentenced to 27 Years in Prison for Scheme to Defraud American Express and Account

Los Angeles Man Sentenced to 27 Years in Prison for Scheme to Defraud American Express and Account Holders Nationwide


SACRAMENTO, Calif. — U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. sentenced Ruslan Kirilyuk, 41, of Beverly Hills, to 27 years in prison for his involvement in an international credit card fraud scheme targeting card holders nationwide, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

According to evidence presented at trial, between October 5, 2011, and March 5, 2014, Kirilyuk conspired with Mihran Melkonyan, 39, of Sacramento; Rouslan Akhmerov, 45, of Studio City; Alexandr Maslov, 38, of Sacramento, and others in a credit card billing scheme that involved creating approximately 71 fraudulent online companies established with the sole purpose of fraudulently charging approximately 119,000 stolen credit card numbers. In total, the members of the scheme billed the stolen credit card numbers for over $3.4 million in unauthorized charges.

As established at trial, to create the fraudulent companies, the members of the scheme obtained over 200 stolen report cards from the San Juan Unified School District in Sacramento. Those report cards had students’ personal identifying information on them such as names and social security numbers. Using that information, Kirilyuk and his associates created fraudulent companies with names designed to sound like real companies, such as “CVS Store,” “Walt Mart,” and “Chevran.”

Working with a hacker based in Moscow, they used those fraudulent companies to charge stolen American Express credit card account numbers. In order to transfer the stolen money, they used shell bank accounts held in the names of individuals whose identities had been stolen and former Russian J-1 visa holders. According to court documents, Kirilyuk has a history of corporate cyberintrusion dating back to at least 2003.

Read more: https://www.justice.gov/usao-edca/pr/los-angeles-man-sentenced-27-years-prison-scheme-defraud-american-express-and-account

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 01:02 PM

1. Apparently he wasn't wearing a white collar while committing the crime.

If he had he would have gotten two or three years tops.

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Sat Dec 7, 2019, 02:44 PM

2. I heard from a guy in Moscow that Ruslan Kirilyuk was a Ukrainian and Nunes doesn't remember ...

what they talked about.

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