Zhitelnitsu California Julia Sorokina (Julia Sorokin) was accused of issuing an employee of The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, as well as the fraudulent sale of advertising space in those publications. This writes The North Country Gazette.
How to install a result, Sorokina bought several domain names containing publications and sent them an e-mail suggestions about advertising prospects, in particular, owners of resorts and real estate.
In the letters, it appeared as a staff member of the newspaper, using one of several names. When advertising does not appeared in the pages of publications, advertisers found that the phone Sorokinoy not working as a web site.
Several dozen such transactions from May 2007 to July 2008 had Sorokinoy almost 48 thousand dollars. Of these, 29 thousand dollars it received from 30 companies for advertising in The Wall Street Journal, and 18 and a half - from a dozen advertisers, The New York Times.
Sorokin was arrested on December 2. One of the charges she faces up to seven years in prison, on the other - to three.