Two FBI fugitives wanted on federal cyber crime charges captured
On November 3, 2010, Dorin Codreanu and Lilian Adam were arrested in Portage, Wisconsin by FBI agents.
Codreanu and Adam have been fugitives since September 30 when FBI agents and agents of the Secret Service, ICE, and the State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service carried out arrests in a multi-defendant case targeting overseas computer hackers.
A total of 37 defendants, in 21 separate cases, were charged for their roles in global bank fraud schemes that allegedly used hundreds of false-name bank accounts to steal over $3 million from dozens of U.S. accounts that were compromised by malware attacks. Nine defendants were arrested in the New York area, and one in the Pittsburgh area. An additional ten defendants were arrested and charged over the last year.
Seventeen fugitives were originally being sought by the FBI following the operation. Last month, Dmitry Saprunov and Nikolai Garafulin were captured. Yulia Klepikova and Stanislav Rastorguev surrendered.
“These two were on the run, but they could not outrun the FBI There are 11 remaining fugitives in this case. The FBI is determined to track them down and arrest them We can use the public’s help; if anyone has information as to their whereabouts they are requested to contact the FBI or local police,” said Special Agent Richard Kolko.