US Extradites Ukrainian From Poland on $10Mln Money Laundering Charge

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The US government has extradited a Ukrainian citizen from Poland to face charges of cyber money laundering amounting to $10 million, the US Justice Department announced on Wednesday.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Viktor Chostak, 34, along with three other individuals, was charged in a 25-count indictment including conspiracy to commit money laundering, 11 counts of money laundering, conspiracy to commit computer fraud and transport stolen property and identity theft.

“Ukrainian national extradited from Poland to face charges related to $10 million cyber-money laundering operation,” the indictment said.

According to the indictment, the four accused “created and operated a sophisticated online infrastructure that allowed hackers to obtain and conceal stolen money, primarily from US companies’ bank accounts, and transfer it to countries outside the United States.”

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