Man behind racketeering, other cybercrime pleading guilty

A Georgia man agreed to plead guilty to federal racketeering charges associated with the so-called criminal enterprise that trafficked and manufactured stolen and counterfeit credit cards resulting in $50 million in losses globally.

The defendant, Cameron Harrison (also known as “Kilobit”), was not offered a plea deal but faces years behind bars when sentenced later this year in a Las Vegas federal court, according to court records unveiled Wednesday.

As many as 55 members of the group have been charged in the nation’s first case in which old-school racketeering laws were invoked against a cybercrime group. Eight others have pleaded guilty. Trial awaits some of them and many remain at large.

According to prosecutors, in 2008 Harrison became a member of the group, which authorities broke up in in 2012. Among other things, the authorities said they found on his computer some 265 “compromised” debit and credit card account numbers. He is also accused of counterfeiting a Georgia driver’s license for $330. The authorities said they seized from him “various items of identification and device making equipment.”


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