3 Jews, 2 of Them Israeli, Charged in ‘Breathtaking’ Theft of Hundreds of Millions
Crimes of this Jewish operation included the largest-ever theft of customer data from any US financial institution — and that’s just for starters. Additional crimes include inflating stock prices, an illegal bitcoin exchange, operating online casinos, and creating 75 shell companies.
THREE JEWISH MEN, two of them Israeli citizens, are among those charged with hacking the website of JPMorgan Chase & Co. and stealing hundreds of millions of dollars. (ILLUSTRATION: Orenstein, Shalon, and Aaron)
The indictments of Gery Shalon, Joshua Samuel Aaron and Ziv Orenstein in U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York were unsealed Tuesday.
The 23-count indictment encompasses the Chase hack along with numerous alleged crimes targeting 12 other companies, including nine financial service companies and The Wall Street Journal, Reuters reported.
Prosecutors said the three had been working together since 2007 and that their crimes include artificially inflating stock prices, an illegal bitcoin exchange, operating online casinos and creating at least 75 shell companies around the world.
“By any measure, the data breaches at these firms were breathtaking in scope and in size,” U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said at a news conference.
According to Reuters, Tuesday’s charges are the first tied to the JPMorgan attack, which compromised information in 83 million customer accounts and was the largest theft of customer data from an American financial institution.
Shalon, 31, and Orenstein, 40, are Israeli citizens who were arrested in July. Aaron, 31, is a U.S. citizen who has lived in Moscow and Tel Aviv. Another defendant, Anthony Murgio, was also charged in the bitcoin exchange.
The charges depict Shalon as the leader of the group.
COMMENT by John I. Johnson and National Vanguard staff: Preet Bharara, the prosecutor in this case and a former top aide to Jewish U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D.-New York), was nominated for his post by the Kenyan. He was born in Punjab, India in 1968 to a Sikh father and Hindu mother who unfortunately came to New Jersey where he grew up. Will he make sure that the punishment is minimal for these Jews, considering that his mentor was uber-Zionist Schumer? Will money change hands under the table — as is so common in India, one of the most corrupt countries on Earth — and affect the prosecution of this case?
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Source: Times of Israel