By David Dizon
Manila - Two Filipinos and a Jordanian national in the Philippines are
facing possible extradition to the United States for hacking into the
telephone systems of large US corporations and selling the information
to Pakistani nationals living in Italy, the United States Department of
Justice said over the weekend.
A report on the US DOJ website identified the suspects as Paul Michael
Kwan, 27; Nancy Gomez, 24; and Mahmoud Nusier, 40. Kwan and Gomez are
Filipino while Nusier is Jordanian.
US authorities said the three are all residents in the Philippines who
were arrested in March 2007.
The three are charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, two counts
of unauthorized access to computer systems and possessions of
unauthorized access devices including passcodes to US telephone systems.
They each face a 25-year maximum prison sentence and a hefty fine.
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