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Man charged with conspiracy to defraud

A 30 year-old man; Ionut Emanual Leahu of no fixed abode was charged with conspiracy to defraud on Friday 30 September.

Leahu was arrested in Bacau, Romania on Tuesday 20 September by officers from the London Regional Fraud Team (LRFT) which is run by the City of London Police and the Metropolitan Police.

The charges are in connection with an investigation into a gang that organised a malware attack on a significant number of ATM machines in the UK in 2014, with over £1.5 million being stolen.

Leahu appeared at the City of London Magistrates Court on Friday 30September and was remanded in custody until the 28 October where he will appear at Inner London Crown Court.