Justice Department Charges 19 People in $68 Million Dark Web Scam

Justice Department Charges 19 People in $68 Million Dark Web Scam

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) announced that it has charged 19 individuals worldwide in connection with the now-defunct xDedic Marketplace, which is estimated to have facilitated more than $68 million in fraud.

Completing its investigation into the dark web portal, the agency said the transnational operation was the result of close cooperation with law enforcement agencies from Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Ukraine and Europol.

Of the 19 defendants, three were sentenced to 6.5 years in prison, eight were sentenced to prison terms ranging from one year to five years and one person was sentenced to five years’ probation.

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