A decade ago, Nilton Rossoni’s export business tanked along with the Brazilian economy. Ever the entrepreneur, Rossoni would soon concoct a brilliant cash-making scheme on eBay.
The former Sunny Isles Beach resident sold everything from airline tickets to DVD collections to rotisserie grills on the Internet auction site. But in reality, it was all a scam. He never shipped a thing to thousands of winning bidders who had paid him.
The illegal take: about $717,000 from more than 5,500 eBay transactions, using at least 260 different auction accounts, federal prosecutors say.