“A Russian national was sentenced today to 70 months in federal prison for hacking into the accounts of two companies and issuing unauthorized debit cards associated with dependent care accounts to conspirators around the world, leading to losses of more than $4 million. Mikhail Konstantinov Malykhin, 36, an illegal alien who was living in the Park La Brea district of Los Angeles, was sentenced by United States District Judge Dolly M. Gee after admitting to hacking into the accounts and conspiring to use the fraudulent debit cards. In addition to the 70-month sentence, Judge Gee ordered Malykhin to pay $4,131,731 in restitution. Malykhin has agreed to forfeit approximately $1.3 million in cash and more than $22,000 in gift cards previously seized by FBI agents from Malykhin’s safe deposit boxes, as well as several gold bars, nearly $30,000 that Malykhin sent to a plastic surgery center, and a 1966 Ford Mustang.”
NCFTA intelligence analysts (IAs) and financial institutions which are members of the NCFTA disseminated significant intelligence to law enforcement to assist this effort.
We thank these members, and we thank law enforcement for the opportunity to assist them.