Raymond Uadiale, 41, worked for Vole in Seattle since 2014, according to his LinkedIn page.
Florida investigators say that between October 2012 and March 2013, Uadiale worked with a UK citizen going online by the handle K!NG. K!NG would distribute and infect victims with the Reveton ransomware, while Uadiale would collect payments and send the cash to K!NG, in the UK.
Uadiale is accused of sending money from the US to the UK
The Reveton ransomware is one of the first screen-locking ransomware strains. Reveton operators asked victims to buy GreenDot MoneyPak vouchers, take the code on the voucher and enter it in the Reveton screen locker.
K!NG would deposit victims' GreenDot Mon eyPak payments into debit cards Uadiale acquired under the fake name of Mike Roland.Uadiale allegedly laundered over $130,000
Uadiale would later convert these funds into the Liberty Reserve digital currency and send the proceeds to his UK partner, keeping 30 percent of the funds, part of his cut.
If found guilty on all charges, Uadiale risks a maximum sentence of up to 20 years in prison, a fine of up to $500,000, and up to three years of supervised release. Uadiale has been set free on a $100,000 bond.