Dan Goodin of The Register reports:
A Romanian man has been sentenced to serve more than four years in US prison for taking part in a sophisticated phishing scam that cost financial institutions at least $150,000.
Ovidiu-Ionut Nicola-Roman, 23, of Craiova, Romania, received 50 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release. In July, he pleaded guilty to a single felony count of conspiracy to commit fraud. He’s the first foreign defendant to be convicted in the US for phishing offenses, as federal prosecutors were quick to point out in a sentencing memorandum to the judge hearing the case.