A 33 year old Romanian was sentenced to four years of prison by a court in Illinois for being part of a network convincing users of some websites like eBay or Craiglist to send money in exchange of fictive products. The Romanian pleaded guilty in February but prosecutors said that he admitted he opened accounts in five different American states to submit the money obtained by fraud.
The Romanian was accused of money laundering for taking advantage of the naiveté of a lot of clients convincing them to send money of which he kept a great deal of. The network that he was part of created a prejudice of 2.7 million dollars. Adrian Ghighina was a so called money mule. He broke accounts on eBay, sent false offers to users. The network fraud 1100 people and Ghighina took for himself between 20 to 40% of the money sent by each user.