Vienna Cybercrime Trials and the disturbing Balkan Papers
The Israeli scammer and cybercrime principal Gal Barak was sentenced to four years in prison and restitution payments at the beginning of September 2020 at the start of the Vienna Cybercrime Trials ("#VCT"). Further charges against his co-conspirators will follow in various EU jurisdictions. Barak and his partner Uwe Lenhoff have also operated their illegal boiler rooms and payment processors in the Balkans. The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network has recently published the Balkan Papers related to the #VCT.