37-year-old John Telusma from New York pleaded guilty in Nevada District Court. “The Infraud organization is a transnational cybercrime organization engaged in the acquisition and sale of goods and services related to fraud, including stolen personal data, credit card data, malware and other contraband,” the US Department of Justice said in a statement released on May 27.
Telusma is the fourteenth gang member behind bars. It is believed that during its heyday, the Infraud group consisted of more than 10,000 criminals around the world and operated for seven years under the slogan “We trust in deception.”
Under the pseudonym Peterelliot, Telusma worked for the Infraud Organization for more than five years, acquiring stolen cards and helping other gang members profit from fraudulent activities. John’s case was supervised by the Department of Homeland Security Investigations and local police in Henderson, Nevada, with the assistance of the international office of the US Department of Justice.