A Russian man living in Koreatown was sentenced Monday in Los Angeles to 33 months behind bars for using bogus debit and credit cards obtained by hacking American companies.
Pleads Guilty To Aggravated Identity Theft
Dmitry Fedoseev, 34, pleaded guilty in March to possession of phony credit and debit cards and aggravated identity theft, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Three other Russian nationals and another Eastern European immigrant, who monetized the information obtained from the cyberattacks by making fraudulent purchases, selling the purchased goods and transferring money to co- conspirators, were previously sentenced to federal prison.
Airline And Healthcare Companies Hacked
According to prosecutors, hackers in Russia and elsewhere breached the computer systems of three unidentified U.S. companies — an airline and two healthcare management companies — and produced the fraudulent cards sometime between 2014 and last year.
Deportation Awaits Defendants
Due to their federal felony convictions, all five defendants have or will be deported from the United States, prosecutors said.