Three Broward County residents pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to laundering $2 million from scam email campaigns and fraudulent COVID-19 relief loans, according to federal investigators.
Jimpcy One, 35; Gousman Lemy, 42; and Frantz Guillaume Jr., also known as Sandro Saintfloeur, 44; each face up to 20 years in federal prison.
Back in 2017, Lemy and Guillaume started their fraudulent scheme by targeting a Texas-based university, according to the office of the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida. They netted $425,000 by compromising company emails through malware.
Such schemes involve tricking an employee into clicking on a bogus email with attachments to a malicious website, releasing malware that can infect their email, computer and company network. The virus can obtain personal information such as passwords.
Then in 2019, One joined the two men in laundering $900,000 from another U.S.-based…