The Associated Press
SEATTLE — Lawyers on both sides of a federal case against a Russian man charged with hacking into U.S. businesses have asked a judge to move his trial out six months.
In a motion filed Monday, federal prosecutors and lawyers for Roman Seleznev said the case is complex and justice would be better served by moving his trail from Nov. 3 to May 5, 2015.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Seth Wilkinson said his office expects to produce at least 4 terrabytes of electronic evidence in their case against Seleznev, the son of a Russian parliament member.
Wilkinson also said a case against Seleznev filed in a federal court in Nevada could generate another 17 terrabytes of data. Some of that material might be relevant to his defense and both sides need time to go though it, Wilkinson said.
Seleznev was arrested in the Maldives in July on a 2011, 29-count indictment that said he hacked into businesses and installed malicious software that collected credit card data on customers.
The indictment said Seleznev then sold the credit card information in a scheme that earned him millions of dollars. On Oct. 8, prosecutors filed a superseding indictment that contained 40 counts. Seleznev pleaded not guilty to the new charges.
The judge has not yet ruled on the request to move the trial to next year.