PAUL ROUX – FROM PROGRAMMER TO GANGSTER BOSS: GANGSTER BOSS FROM ZIMBABWE SENTENCED TO 25 YEARS IN PRISON IN US

On 6 July, Deutsche Welle carried an article about Paul le Roux.  He was born in Bulawayo, in what was then Rhodesia, and raised in South Africa. By the time of his arrest in a DEA sting in Liberia he was probably the most active online gangster in the world, with his criminal network spanning half the globe. At the heart of his criminal organisation was the online pharmacy network RX Limited, which generated hundreds of millions of euros in revenue annually from the illegal sale of prescription painkillers. He was named in a UN sanctions report about Somalia, and also offered Iran a missile guidance system for sale through a middleman. In the 90s he made a name for himself as the developer of the open-source encryption software E4M. E4M is regarded as the basis of the encryption program Truecrypt but, after a dispute with his former employer, he went underground in 2002.

https://www.dw.com/en/from-programmer-to-gangster-boss-the-unbelievable-story-of-paul-le-roux/a-54047877

 

 

 

 

 

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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