back to article Florida Man laundered money for Reveton ransomware. Then Microsoft hired him

A former Microsoft network engineer will be spending a sojourn behind bars after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering. Raymond Odigie Uadiale was this week given an 18-month sentence and three years supervised release – after he agreed to a plea deal that saw him cop to a conspiracy charge in exchange for a …

  1. a_yank_lurker Silver badge

    Interesting

    I wonder when Slurp knew and did they start to suspect something and passed the info on to the ferals.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Interesting

      They probably suspected around the time he tried to get promoted by telling them he had a really interesting idea for making more money out of W10.

  2. Waseem Alkurdi Silver badge
    Joke

    The title is the other way round

    Microsoft hired him. Florida Man laundered money for Reveton ransomware.

  3. Chris Tierney

    Lost it

    He would probably earned more money from Microsoft's criminal activities if he'd only waited.

    1. wallaby

      Re: Lost it

      "He would probably earned more money from Microsoft's criminal activities if he'd only waited."

      Tedious

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Lost it

        Bashing Microsoft is never tedious, a lot of us can not get enough of it.

        1. hopkinse
          Joke

          Re: Lost it

          But it does get a bit old after a while. And there's not much sport in kicking the afflicted :-P

        2. wallaby

          Re: Lost it

          "Bashing Microsoft is never tedious, a lot of us can not get enough of it."

          I'll change that to "Sad" then instead of tedious

          some people should go out and get themselves a life

    2. kain preacher

      Re: Lost it

      Should of went into politics or became a lobbyist.

      1. DavCrav Silver badge
        Headmaster

        Re: Lost it

        "Should of went into politics or became a lobbyist."

        Should have studied grammar at school.

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: Lost it - Should have studied grammar at school.

          Depends whether you want to work for the sort of politician who wants clever people to fix his speeches or the sort of politician who feels threatened by anyone around him who can write good English.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Let me get this straight

    For damaging thousands of people's lives, businesses and PCs this guy gets 18 months in prison instead of 5 years minimum plus treble damages? It really does pay to be a criminal.

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