Moroccan authorities facilitated in September the extradition of Ruslan Albertovich Nurullin, a 32-year-old Russian national who was also known by the aliases “ray.nolan” and “nolan,” to the United States. Nurullin stood accused as a co-conspirator in an elaborate cyberfraud scheme responsible for embezzling a substantial sum of $48 million (M $) through organized cybercriminal activities.
On November 7, the U.S. Department of Justice revealed an indictment against Nurullin, alongside two other Russian citizens, all of whom were implicated in this sophisticated operation.
Over the past couple of months, federal prosecutors successfully oversaw the extradition of these alleged co-conspirators, thanks to Interpol red notices. One of the accused, 42-year-old Nikolaj Sofinskij, made his first appearance in a U.S. court following his extradition from Romania. Another co-accused, 40-year-old Aleksandr Popan, was extradited from Germany in mid-October. As for Nurullin, he had his initial court appearance before a federal court in Brooklyn on September 15.
The U.S. justice system has levied 32 charges against these individuals, including counts related to conspiring to commit both mail and wire fraud, as well as aggravated identity theft.
Prosecutors assert that this conspiracy collectively led to a staggering $48 million in losses, impacting debit cardholders, credit cardholders, payment card issuers, and online retailers.