A press release issued today from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Columbia:
WASHINGTON – Alexander Pakhtusov is charged in United States District Court for the District of Columbia in case number 19-cr-310. Mr. Pakhtusov was a seller on both Slilpp and Paysell (now called Blackpass) using the moniker “Mrtikov.” His overall involvement spanned from at least April 2016 through September 2019 and included listing for sale over 17 million economically valuable accounts of individuals held at various companies and banks. He actually sold over 14,000 sets of login credentials. The people who purchased those login credentials used those credentials to steal money from victim accounts.
On September 17, 2019, Mr. Pakhtusov was indicted. He was subsequently extradited to the United States and, on March 12, 2021, Mr. Pakhtusov pled guilty to one count of access device fraud and three counts of aggravated identity theft.
A sentencing hearing is currently scheduled for September 13, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. EST, before U.S. District Court Judge Trevor N. McFadden.
If you believe you were a victim of Mr. Pakhtusov’s fraud, please find more information here: https://www.justice.gov/usao-dc/united-states-v-alexander-pakhtusov.