The US demands the extradition from Spain of Piotr Levashov, a Russian hacker with the pseudonym Peter Severa, who spent almost "two decades on the front of Russian cybercrime." This is reported by the Voice of America.
Now the 36-year-old Piotr Levashov, who is said to be the pioneer of spam, is in custody in Spain, awaiting extradition to the United States.
"The Spanish lawyer of Levashov, Margarita Repina, recently told the Associated Press news agency that her client's extradition to the United States is completely vague. His wife, Maria, resolutely announced her husband's innocence, arguing that he is more of a businessman than a programmer, and every time she saw his computer, he played video games, " said in a statement.
In response to a question about Levashov's relationship with the Russian government, she said: "I'm not a wife who knows everything about my husband."