scammer gets 32-month prison sentence

17 Mar 2015
A Dutch court sentenced a man to 32 months in prison, including 12 months on probation, for fraud and money laundering on the country’s dominant classified site Marktplaats, owned by EBay.Remy D. and four companions scammed hundreds of people by making them pay for goods on Marktplaats that were never delivered. According to the NL Times newspaper, the five were accused of taking money for sma

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Anastasia Gnezditskaia

Anastasia Gnezditskaia has joined AIM Group in 2014 as a writer/analyst covering France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Eastern Europe. A Russian living in Antwerp, Belgium, she has a background working for trade publications covering markets and their regulation. She is educated at Moscow State Lomonosov University (MA in psychology) and Central European University (PhD in public policy). After obtaining her doctoral degree, she taught international political economy at George Washington University in Washington DC where she lived for 10 years. Following this she managed international development projects in Africa at the World Bank, and worked as a journalist covering Congress, federal government agencies and commodity markets, particularly shale gas development in North America.