Court hearing on Russian hacker’s case starts this week in U.S.
09:01, 15 August 2016

Court hearing on Russian hacker’s case starts this week in U.S.

Son of Russian MP performed hundreds of illegal financial operations, inflicting USD 170 mln worth damage to the country’s economy, - AP

09:01, 15 August 2016

Roman Seleznev, the son of Russian MP Valeriy Seleznev, will be delivered to court room in the U.S., where the jury is to hold the hearing in his case this week.

The prosecution puts him as a skillful hacker who’s behind the well-organized affair of international scale and the one who ‘orchestrated an international scheme that resulted in about $170 million in fraudulent credit card purchases’, as quoted by AP.  

Seleznev faces a 40-count indictment that charges him with running a hacking scheme from 2008 until his arrest in the Maldives in July 2014.

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