Las Vegas Jury Reaches Verdict in Cybercrime Trial - 8 News NOW

Las Vegas Jury Reaches Verdict in Cybercrime Trial

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LAS  VEGAS -- A federal jury in Las Vegas in the cybercrime trial involving defendant David Camez of Phoenix has reached a verdict.

Camez, 22, was found guilty on charges of racketeering and conspiracy to commit racketeering in connection with the Russian-led but Las Vegas-based organization. He is scheduled to be sentenced on April 10, and he faces up to 20 years in prison on each count along with $250,000 in fines. 

The government said that the organization and its website represented a criminal enterprise that specialized in the acquisition and sale of stolen personal information and phony credit cards and identification documents.

Camez was one of 55 individuals who were indicted. The government alleges that the enterprise caused roughly $50 million in fraud to be committed globally.

"It is difficult to fathom the enormity and complexity of the racketeering organization and its far-reaching tentacles across international borders," Nevada's U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden said. "The Internet has provided sophisticated international criminals access to the United States and its citizens, and the ability and means to harm us.  It has given new definition to reaching out and touching someone.  This verdict and our charges against other members of this criminal organization demonstrate that we are likewise reaching out and touching them with our federal criminal justice system."

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