The DOJ announced that it has arrested 24 people for their involvement in a large-scale fraud and money laundering operation involving phishing scams, romance fraud scams, and retirement account scams.
The defendants are accused of serving as money launderers for a variety of other individuals who engaged in cyber-enabled fraud. The defendants and their co-conspirators are accused of stealing $30 million through their fraudulent schemes and laundering the proceeds through several shell corporations and bank accounts.
The money laundering conspiracy is being charged separately and is being brought against over twenty defendants. There are two separate but related cases charging other individuals of bank fraud, identity theft, and other offenses. These cases involve over 15 defendants.
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