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Russian Cybercriminal Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison

  • Associated Press

Undated family photo taken in Sochi shows Roman Seleznev (C), the son of a Russian lawmaker from the Liberal-Democratic Party (LDPR), posing with his partner Anna Otisko (R) and their daughter. Federal prosecutors in Atlanta say on Dec. 1, 2017, that Seleznev has been sentenced to serve 14 years in prison.

Federal prosecutors in Atlanta say a Russian cybercriminal has been sentenced to serve 14 years in prison.

The U.S. Attorney's office said in a news release Friday that 33-year-old Roman Seleznev was sentenced for his role in a $50 million cyber fraud ring and for defrauding banks of $9 million through a hacking scheme.

Prosecutors say U.S. District Judge Steve C. Jones sentenced Seleznev on a racketeering charge out of Nevada and a conspiracy to commit bank fraud charge in Georgia. He pleaded guilty in September. Jones gave him 14 years on each count. The sentences are to be served at the same time.

They will also be served at the same time as a 27-year sentence that Seleznev received in Washington state after a conviction there last year.

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