A U.S. Department of Justice release says the Golestan and Micfo created "Channel Partners," which claimed to consist of several businesses. It says the two then created fake executives and websites to get the American Registry for Internet Numbers to release the rights to about 758,000 addresses.
The indictment says Golestan sold two batches of 130,000 addresses in 2017 and 2018 for a total of $1.85 million. Many were subsequently used by spammers , according to KrebsonSecurity.
Information from: The Post and Courier, http://www.postandcourier.com