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Lithuanian man pleaded guilty for scamming Facebook and Google for over $100 million

Evaldas Rimasauskas

A Lithuanian man, Evaldas Rimasauskas, pleaded guilty for scamming Facebook, social media giant and Google, a technology giant into paying him over $120 million for the work that never happened.

On Monday, the New York Times reported that Evaldas Rimasauskas was involved scamming Google and Facebook and owned companies that had multiple bank accounts in Cyprus and Latvia.

The Lithuanian man posed as a Quanta Computer, Taiwan-based laptop manufacturer. In 2013, he made $23 million from Google and $98 million from Facebook in 2015.

Geoffrey S Berman, the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, stated that Evaldas Rimasauskas had admitted to fleecing US-based technology companies for $100 million and send funds to bank accounts all around the world.

The Lithuanian man was extradited from his home in 2017 to the US. He could face up to 30 years in prison for the fraud he committed.

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