ATM Skimmer Kingpin Escapes UK Police

Ouch. Catalin Cimpanu reports:

In what many consider to be a monumental failure on the part of UK police, the ringleader of a notorious ATM skimming gang has escaped prosecutors and is believed to be hiding abroad, after being let out on bail.

Despite absconding UK authorities in the middle of legal procedures, the suspect’s trial continued, and a jury found the suspect —Alexandru Sovu, 39, of Romania— guilty. A Crown Court judge sentenced the man to 11 years in prison earlier this week.

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