November 17, 2021

Money Laundering Email Scam Lands Atlanta Man In Federal Prison

ATLANTA — An Atlanta man was sentenced to two years, six months in federal prison for scamming homebuyers in Minnesota and Oregon, a New Jersey company and a Delaware law firm of more than $247,000.

Between October 2018 and February 2019, Anthony Dwayne King, 39, laundered more than $247,000, federal authorities said. He pleaded guilty to and was convicted of money laundering conspiracy on Dec. 16, 2020, authorities said.

In a federal indictment, prosecutors said the emails of victims were somehow accessed using malware in what is called a “business email compromise,” allowing King and his accomplices to learn about real estate transactions and redirect those payments to three bogus bank accounts that King controlled.

“These cyber scams can be devastating to businesses and individuals who fall prey to them,” said Chris Hacker, Special Agent in Charge of FBI Atlanta. “It is a big…

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