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  • David Sylvester
    I found this article in a newsletter I receive and thought you all ... Elias ... department ... and the ... Discussion
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 2, 2003
      I found this article in a newsletter I receive and thought you all
      might be interested:

      >SPECIAL EDITION: Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter
      >I have written a number of times about a genealogy-related scam that
      >operates under a variety of names, including GenSeekers.com,
      >GenealogyGiants.com and more. In the July 7 edition of the
      >newsletter, I
      >identified the owner/operator of this "business" as 21-year-old
      >Abodeely of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Since then, I have had conversations
      >several people in Iowa about this "business."
      >I can now report that earlier today the Cedar Rapids police
      >arrested Elias Abodeely for his activities with GenSeekers.com
      and the
      >other Web sites he operates.
      >KWWL television in Iowa is now reporting that Cedar Rapids Police
      >have made
      >an arrest after a two year Internet crime investigation. The crimes
      >involved genealogy websites. Today police arrested Elias Abodeely II
      >Cedar Rapids.. He faces four charges: 1st degree theft, identity
      >money laundering, and ongoing criminal conduct. Police say they
      >expect to
      >file charges against more suspects.
      >Details are still developing. Keep an eye on the newsletter
      >Board at http://www.eogn.com for updates. I will also be writing
      >about this
      >in the next newsletter.
      >You can read my earlier article at
      > - Dick Eastman
      >Newsletter-standard mailing list
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