U.S. Justice Department
“These sentences should serve as a strong deterrent to anyone seeking to enrich themselves by taking part in similar scams.”
This week, the U.S. Justice Department issued a memorandum urging prosecutors to put corporate leaders in the financial sector and other industries in the dock for any criminal wrongdoing.
Paul Ronald Toth Jr., 40, of Wintersville, Ohio, was convicted of one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering and six counts of international money-laundering concealment as part of a sweepstakes scam that targeted elderly U.S. residents from Costa Rican call centers.
Following the early-morning arrest Wednesday of several FIFA leaders, including Costa Rican Eduardo Li, in a massive corruption probe spearheaded by the United States Justice Department, Costa Rica has now opened a money laundering probe into Li's assets here, a high-ranking Costa Rican justice official told The Tico Times.