Romanian Crime Ring Swindled U.S. Consumers on eBay, Craigslist

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A Romanian con artist who helped defraud consumers with fake listings on sites like eBay and Craigslist pleaded guilty before a U.S. District Judge to one count each of wire fraud and conspiracy for his role in transferring and hiding the proceeds of an international crime ring.

Adrian Ghighina, a native of Bucharest, the Romanian capital, was indicted by a federal grand jury in the Northern District of Illinois in April 2008 on seven counts of wire fraud. In May 2010, Ghighina was also indicted by a federal grand jury in Washington on charges of conspiracy, bank fraud and money laundering.