Saturday, August 14, 2010

Round Round Get Around... 3

They get around:

"An Israeli man was arrested Friday for allegedly running an organ trafficking network in the Ukraine, Army Radio reported. The Israeli, whose name was not revealed, was arrested by Ukrainian police along with 12 other people. According to the report, the network operated for over 3 years and recruited donors via the internet. Most of the donors were young women who agreed to sell a kidney for $10,000. The organs were then allegedly transferred to Israelis in need of a kidney transplant, which cost over $200,000, said the head of the Ukrainian organization for combating human trafficking during a press conference following the arrests. Ukrainian police estimated that the network made a gross sum of $40 million." (Report: Israeli suspected of running Ukraine organ trafficking ring, Haaretz, 6/8/10)

"A man the US deems one of the worst offenders among sellers of stolen financial data has been arrested in France. Vladislav Horohorin, 27, of Moscow and a dual Israeli and Ukrainian citizen, was arrested at the weekend in Nice on a US warrent as he prepared to board a flight to Moscow, the Justice Department said... The US believes the suspect is one of the founders of CarderPlanet, a criminal internet forum for selling stolen credit card data. 'The network created by the founders of CarderPlanet, including Vladislav Horohorin, remains one of the most sophisticated organisations of online financial criminals in the world', said US Secret Service assistant director for investigations Michael Merritt. 'This network has been repeatedly linked to nearly every major intrusion of financial information reported to the international law enforcement community'." ('Credit card crime king' caught, The Australian, 13/8/10)

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