Russian #MP’s Son Gets More #Jail Time for #Hacking Offenses

On Thursday (1 December), the Justice Department sentenced Seleznev to additional jail time for his role in a $50m-cyberfraud ring and defrauding banks of $9m through the computer hacking scheme between October 2009 and 2013.

Cybercriminals use aliases to operate anonymously on the dark web, parts of the internet reached using special software.

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.

In the Nevada case, Seleznev acknowledged his connection with the credit card fraud ring “”, which authorities have said trafficked stolen identities and cost victims more than $50 million. Jones gave him 14 years on each count.

Roman Valeryevich Seleznev, already serving almost three decades behind bars on hacking-related charges, pleaded guilty September 7 in two other criminal cases.

His latest sentence will be served concurrently, which means it will not add any additional time to his 27-year sentence.

Roman Seleznev was found guilty of establishing a group of fraudsters, which was engaged in stealing funds from credit cards. Members of the global criminal enterprise “trafficked in compromised credit card account data and counterfeit identifications and committed identity theft, bank fraud, and computer crimes”.

Seleznev, the son of Russian parliament member Valery Seleznev, was arrested in the Maldives in 2014 and extradited to the U.S. Instead of creating things I was destroying them.

A federal jury in Washington state in August 2016 found Seleznev guilty on 38 charges, including hacking and wire fraud, for hacking into more than 500 US businesses and stealing millions of credit card numbers, which he then sold on nefarious websites. In April, Seleznev was sentenced to 27 years in prison on those charges.

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