**A loosely organized group of hackers used sim swap fraud to gain control of their victims' online accounts and steal cypto from them. **
2/18/21 Update On or about February 11, 2020, Defendant Colton Jurisic pleaded guilty to Count 1 of the Indictment, which charges him with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1349.
In Defendant’s Rule 11 Plea Agreement (“Rule 11”) Defendant agreed to forfeit to the United States his right, title, and interest in the following:
2/11/20 Update Defendant Colton Jurisic signed the guilty plea agreement.
12/22/20 Update Defendant Conor Freeman filed a motion to dismiss all counts.
District Judge Denise Page Hood granted Defendant Conor Freeman's motion to dismiss to all counts.
12/7/20 Update The preliminary order of forfeiture was filed for Defendant Reyad Abbas. A forfeiture money judgment is granted and entered against him in favor of the United States in the amount of $399,249.75, representing the total value of the property subject to forfeiture for his violation of Count One of the Indictment.
11/8/19 Update Defendant Garrett Endicott signed the guilty plea agreement.
11/3/20 Update Defendant Ryan Stevenson pleads guilty and requested to transfer to the District of Connecticut to which he resides.
10/18/19 Update Defendants Ricky Handschumachers and Reyad Gafar Abbas signed the guilty plea agreement.
5/16/19 Update Defendants Colton Jurisic, Garrett Endicott, Ricky Handschumacher, and Reyad Gafar Abbas were released with unsecured bonds each worth $10,000.
confederate, and agree together and with each other to commit
Whoever, during, and in relation to any felony violation enumerated in subsection (c), knowingly transfers, possesses, or uses, without lawful authority, a means of identification of another person. Anyone who helps or encourages an individual to knowingly transfer, possess, or use, without lawful authority, a means of identification of another person.
Whoever, during, and in relation to any felony violation enumerated in subsection (c), knowingly transfers, possesses, or uses, without lawful authority, a means of identification of another person.
This law makes defrauding, devising a scheme to defraud by means of wire, TV, signal unlawful.
Mr. Shapiro claims AT&T employees took bribes from hackers and gave them control of his mobile account 4 times over the course of one year. Mr. Shapiro also claims that the hackers then used their control over his mobile account to take control of his personal and digital finance accounts and steal more than $1.9 million from him.
Mr. Terpin claims that AT&T allowed an illegal sim swap to occur after an imposter posing as Mr. Terpin obtained Mr. Terpin’s telephone number from an insider cooperating with the hacker without the AT&T store employee requiring him to present valid identification or to give Mr. Terpin’s required password.
Mr. Williams claims that AT&T employees gave hackers control over his mobile account and phone number through an unauthorized SIM swap, and because of that, the hackers were able to take control of his personal and financial accounts, steal his cryptocurrency, and destroy his business, all resulting in the loss of Mr. Williams’ $2 million investment.
Mr. James Chen claims that AT&T employees gave unauthorized access to hackers in a sim swap which allowed the hackers to steal $764,168.00 from his bank accounts. The hackers then created a new cryptocurrency account, purchased cryptocurrency using the stolen money for themselves.
Ms. McCants claims that AT&T agents were paid to override security measures on her mobile account and allowed an unauthorized user to access her confidential account information. The information accessed then lead to Ms. McCants attack.
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