Re: Admission of guilt"
It does. And it's also total BS as the judge pointed out since he did use US-based equipment to send his messages. But it underlines the problem in the world today about communications (including Internet) fraud. Some criticize (and in some cases, probably correctly) the US for "policing the world" when it comes to this kind of thing. So when someone in another country defrauds or robs US citizens using modern communications, often the US will step up and try to bring them to justice, and get criticized for it. But what's the alternative? Do nothing?
Right now, we have a world of sovereign states, analogous to individual persons, in a way. There is no real "world government" to bring such a crime to the attention of. So if there is to be a price to be paid for theft, what we have is a sort of international vigilante justice in which one country will try to prosecute someone from another country in their own courts, either civilly or criminally - and get criticized for it. But what's the alternative?
Perhaps nations should come together and create some sort of world court to settle these kinds of problems created by the advance of communications technology.