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…More
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The Associated Press SEATTLE — Federal prosecutors added 11 new charges against a Russian man they say hacked into U.S. businesses to steal credit-card information that was later sold on Internet “carding” sites. The new 40-count indictment filed Thursday paints Roman Seleznev as a leader in the marketplace for stolen credit cards. Prosecutors say he even created…More
The Associated Press A federal judge on Friday told the New York law firm of Fox Rothschild that its lawyers cannot represent a Russian man charged with hacking businesses across the U.S. U.S. District Judge Richard Jones said he understands this type of ruling is rare, but he said Fox has a conflict of interest…More
Update at 11:24 a.m.: Asked by Times reporter Erin Heffernan to respond to allegations by the Russian foreign ministry that Seleznev was kidnapped, the U.S. Department of Justice issued this statement: The Maldivian authorities detained Russian national Roman Valerevich Seleznev following the issuance of an Interpol Red Notice for Mr. Seleznev in relation to indictments that allege serious…More
Two Seattle men at the heart of a cyber-crime spree that involved both high technology and broken glass and jimmied locks were given long prison terms today by a federal judge. The men, John Earl Griffin, 36, and Brad Eugene Lowe, 39, used a technology called “wardriving” in which they cruised around in a vehicle equipped…More