A Romanian national pleaded guilty on Thursday to a charge related to a
phishing operation that sought to defraud customers of banks such as Citibank
and Wells Fargo, and of Web sites such as eBay.
Cornel Ionut Tonita, 28, of Galati, Romania, could face up to five years in
prison when he is sentenced on April 5 in U.S. District Court for the District
of Connecticut, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. He pleaded guilty
to a single charge of conspiracy to commit fraud related to spam.