A Lithuanian man who scammed Facebook and Google out of more than $120 million, was sentenced to only 5 years in prison

A Lithuanian man who scammed Facebook and Google out of more than $120 million, was sentenced to only 5 years in prison

The Lithuanian named Rimasauskas was sentenced to five years in prison after his extradition to the United States. The main crimes committed by the Lithuanian were commercial fraud and money laundering. Many people who were sentenced for such commercial fraud and money laundering every year are not worth paying attention to, but this time the commercial fraud involved the technology giant Google and Facebook. Rimasauskas obtained $120 million from Google and Facebook in a very easy way.

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Of course, in the end, Google discovered the abnormal situation and reported it to the local law enforcement agency. Then the bold Lithuanian scammer was arrested by law enforcement agencies. The Lithuanian scammer was also extradited to the United States Department of Justice for trial because the amount deceived was too large and both Google and Facebook were US companies. In the end, the federal court in Manhattan charged the scammer with commercial fraud, money laundering, and identity theft. The federal court in Manhattan sentenced him to five years in prison.

Of course, in addition to imprisonment, the scammer was confiscated with $ 49 million in personal property and compensation of $ 26 million, but the scammer also seemed to have no money to pay.

Via: Bloomberg