10 July 2012 LawFuel.com – Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Janice K. Fedarcyk, the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), announced today three more arrests arising out of the largest coordinated international law enforcement action in history directed at “carding” crimes – offenses in which the Internet is used to traffic in and exploit the stolen credit card, bank account, and other personal identification information of hundreds of thousands of victims globally. As part of a coordinated international takedown involving more than 12 countries, 24 individuals were arrested on June 26, 2010. Federal and local authorities arrested 11 individuals in the United States, foreign law enforcement authorities arrested 13 individuals in seven countries.
Since the June 26 takedown, three more individuals have been arrested on federal charges unsealed in the Southern District of New York, bringing the total number of arrests to 27. NIKHIL KOLBEKAR, a/k/a “HellsAngel,” was arrested today by Indian authorities in Mumbai, India; ERIC BOGLE a/k/a “Swat Runs Train,” was arrested on July 2, 2012, by Canadian authorities in Red Deer, Alberta; and JUSTIN MILLS a/k/a xTGxKAKAROT,” was arrested by the FBI on June 27, 2012, in Aurora, Colorado. MILLS appeared yesterday in Manhattan federal court and was released on bail. The United States will seek to extradite KOLBEKAR and BOGLE to the United States for prosecution.