North Texas Man, Moses Moreira Pleads Guilty to His Involvement in Multi-Million Dollar International Fraud Scheme
SHERMAN, TS (STL.News) A Carrollton, Texas man has pleaded guilty to federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Nicholas J. Ganjei today.
Moses Moreira, 42, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and wire fraud on April 1, 2021 before U.S. Magistrate Judge Christine A. Nowak.
“The identification and disruption of white collar fraud schemes, and the vigorous prosecution of the criminals responsible for them, is a top priority for the Eastern District of Texas,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Nicholas J. Ganjei. “It is our mission to make internet communication and commerce as safe as possible and rooting out online fraud schemes—such as the one here—are an integral part of that process.”
According to court documents, Moreira worked with co-conspirators to devise and execute an online fraud scheme, which involved, among other things, fabricating false identities and stories to entice victims and ultimately lure money from them. Moreira and his co-conspirators used the fraudulently obtained funds for personal purchases and converted portions of these funds for use in international shipping.