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    Seven eastern Europeans indicted in multimillion-dollar eBay fraud scheme
    Technology
    25 October 13
    by Kim Zetter
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    Seven eastern Europeans indicted in multimillion-dollar eBay fraud scheme
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    Popescu, the 32-year-old alleged ringleader, had been previously
    detained under a so-called preventive arrest. Under Romanian law,
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    detention, he was allowed to leave. This story originally apeared on Wired.com
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