#Romanian #hacker Guccifer extradited to #U.S. to finish prison sentence: Reports

Marcel Lehel Lazar, a prolific computer hacker known as “Guccifer,” has been extradited to the United States to finish serving a prison sentence related to a cybercrime spree credited with exposing Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email account while secretary of state, outlets in his native Romania reported Monday.

Romania’s Alba Iulia Court of Appeals said that Lazar has been sent to the U.S. at the request of Interpol to finish serving a prison sentence handed down in 2016, regional outlets including Digi 24 reported.

The U.S. Department of Justice did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

Lazar had been serving time in Romania on unrelated hacking charges when he was previously extradited to the U.S. in April 2016 in connection with a criminal indictment issued by federal prosecutors in Alexandria, Virginia. He pleaded guilty to counts of hacking and identity theft and was ordered to spend 52-month behind bars, but he was promptly returned home to finish serving the remainder of the Romanian sentence first.

The hacker was freed on parole by a Romanian court late last month, and regional outlets reported afterward that his extradition to the U.S. was imminent.

Source: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/nov/13/guccifer-romanian-hacker-extradited-us-finish-pris/

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