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U.S. v Bjorn Daniel Sundin, Shaileshkumar P Jain (aka Sam Jain) and James Reno

May 31st 2010 in Uncategorized

I am pleased to report that on 26 May 2010, in the United States District Court (Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division) documents were filed by the Special March 2010 Grand Jury which charged Bjorn Daniel Sundin, Shaileshkumar P Jain (aka Sam Jain) and James Reno with one count of computer fraud and conspiracy to commit computer fraud.

In addition, Sundin and Jain have been charged with 24 counts of wire fraud.  Reno was charged with 12 counts of wire fraud.

According to Dan Goodin at The Register, each count of wire fraud carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, and the prosecutors are also seeking the forfeiture of $100 million held in a bank account in the Ukraine.

Also if, because of any act or omission by the defendants, the monies:

  • cannot be located upon the exercise of due diligence
  • has been transferred or sold to, or deposited with, a third party
  • has been placed beyond the jurisdiction of the court
  • has been substantially diminished in value or has been commingled with other property which cannot be divided without difficulty,

it is asked that the US be entitled to forfeiture of substitute property.

According to documents filed in the case so far, (Case 1:10-cr-00452-1) the Government will seek to have the defendants detained without bond pursuant to Title 18, United States Code, section 3142 (with a preliminary bail of $10,000 secured as to James Reno).

And that is not the last of Jain’s worries – Robert McMillan reports that the Department of Justice also filed international money laundering charges against Jain in the Federal Court in New York (Case 1:10-cr-00442-NRB-1)

Finally, here is an email that Reno sent to Bob McMillan back in September 2009.  While you are reading his email, and especially his claims that he didn’t know about about a lot of what Innovative were up to, don’t forget that Reno was also dragged into the Symantec lawsuit.  Back then, Jain was found to have committed trademark infringement, copyright infringement, false designation of origin, and unfair competition, and Reno, his company Bytehosting and Symantec came to a “confidential settlement” back then.

Also, let’s not forget the “thousands of pages” of chat transcript as supplied by James Reno to the FTC which included the following gems:

James: http: //
James: 🙂
James: Right click -> exit on taskbar
James: brings up the window that wont disappear 😉
James: and i love the FALSE alerts, its lovely
James: thats on a VMWAre workstation running inside our LAN, behind a firewall, with nothing but other unix boxes 😉 .. garunteed {sic} no worms spreading to that box.
James: interesting software 😉

And elsewhere:

James: the only entries in my passport
James: "ukraine"
James: 🙂 about once a year
James: heh
James: maybe i need to go to some other nations, just to get their stamps
James: lol

Conversation attributed to the fugitive Sam Jain:

Sam: well thats why we have the slush fund
Sam: of extra $ from globaldat
Sam: just figure ot how much 🙂
Sam: no worries

And later, the two of them being sneaky:

Sam: ya, i just put b.s. names
Sam: and address on the customs form
Sam: no 1 looks
James: im not worried about entry to ukraine
James: just re-entry to the us
James: dont feel like being hassled by customs again
James: stupid govt 🙁
James: us is so screwed anymore
James: if you miss me, its good actully 🙂
James: cuz then they cant say, i came to "meet with you"
James: even if they found out you were there
James: heh
James: but id love to meet sometime, just sucks
Sam: ya, if u get stopped coming back and after basic questions
Sam: u’d have to sayi {sic} want my lawyer
Sam: heh
James: i dont know if your using ‘your’ passport or not {Sandi comment: if not ‘his’ passport, then whose? Note Reno’s emphasis on ‘your’}
James: but afaik, interpool {sic} is watching yours
James: but if they seen you leave
Sam: yep i use mine
Sam: freely heh
Sam: screw them
James: im just saying
James you 100% are not there 🙂
Sam: its cuz of that swiss *** {Sandi comment: now that’s interesting…}
James: so how was i meeting you 🙂
Sam: ya, so i guess from that standpoint
Sam: works out well

One comment to...
“U.S. v Bjorn Daniel Sundin, Shaileshkumar P Jain (aka Sam Jain) and James Reno”

j davis

It will be great when all these degenerates and sociopaths are sentenced to prison. As far as the assets why not just seize all assets both business and personal of all defendants. I hope the courts do more than the wrist slap Reno received last year. They should be sentenced on all counts and the sentences should run consecutively. I hope they all get hard time in a maximum security prison where I suspect Reno would not do very well. The US should demand that the defendants outside the country be handed over for prosecution. Last year I provided a report of what happened to me with winantiviruspro to the FTC for one of the prosecutions. Rest assured I will be contacting them again. I want to see these idiots in prison for a very long time!

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