A U.S. court in Seattle has sentenced a former Microsoft engineer to 9 years in prison after finding him guilty of 18 federal felonies relating to his elaborate scheme to defraud the tech giant $10 million. In passing the judgment, the court blasts Volodymyr Kvashuk, a software engineer and citizen of Ukraine, for attempting to mask digital evidence through the use of bitcoin mixers and the illegal use of accounts and passwords of fellow employees to aid this scheme.

Sophisticated case

According to court records, Kvashuk, a citizen of Ukraine, had been convicted in February 2020 on several counts of wire fraud, money laundering, identity theft as well the filing of false tax returns.

In his reaction to the sentencing, U.S. Attorney Brian T Moran pays homage to “law enforcement partners and the U.S. Attorney’s Office” for prevailing in the case that “required sophisticated, technological skills to investigate and prosecute.” Commenting on the severity of the punishment, the U.S. Attorney…

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