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January 14, 2015 at 1:32 PM

Accused Russian hacker to get federal public defender

A Russian man accused of trafficking in millions of stolen credit-card numbers will be represented by the Seattle Federal Public Defender’s Office, a judge ruled Wednesday following a closed hearing in U.S. District Court in Seattle. The two private lawyers representing accused international hacker Roman Seleznev were allowed to withdraw their representation following the hearing…

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October 28, 2014 at 11:07 AM

Lawyers ask to move Russia hacking trial to May

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…

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February 23, 2014 at 9:19 AM

Sunday Memo: Booze prices to rise? … UW sports subsidies … Sunny soon

Liquor prices in bars and restaurants could rise in our state this year because of  a fight over rules created when Washington got out of the liquor business, according to a story by Associated Press writer Manuel Valdes. UW sports get subsidies? The university athletics department made record profits last year and can…

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