Romanian national Emil Butoi was extradited to the United States on February 22, 2013 from the Czech Republic, to face charges related to his participation in a sophisticated multi-million dollar cyber fraud scheme that targeted consumers on U.S.-based internet marketplace websites such as eBay.com.
Butoi specialized in making high-quality fraudulent passports to open U.S. bank accounts used to launder the stolen funds. His extradition followed a coordinated international takedown in December 2012 during which law enforcement officials in Romania, the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom, and Canada, acting at the request of the United States, arrested six Romanian nationals. (1)
He plead guilty to committing passport fraud and money laundering, and on November 5, 2013 was sentenced to 180 months.
On November 21, 2014, Emil Butoi BOP Register Number 80700-053 was successfully treaty transferred back to Romania. (2)