Sep 162010
 

Kim Zetter writes:

A California man who served as a lynchpin for transmitting stolen money to hackers and carders in East Europe and elsewhere was sentenced on Thursday to 6 years in prison for conspiring to launder money.

Cesar Carranza, 38, also known as “uBuyWeRush,” ran a legitimate business selling liquidation and overstock merchandise online and from three California stores.

But, according to an indictment (.pdf), he also sold MSR-206’s to carders to encode stolen bank card data onto blank cards, and he served as a conduit to transmit stolen money between mules and carders.

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