The son of a Russian deputy in the USA was given 27 years in prison
The Seattle court sentenced Russian citizen Roman Seleznev, the son of State Duma deputy from the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia Valery Seleznev, to 27 years in prison for cyber fraud.
The prosecution demanded that Roman Seleznev be sentenced to 30 years in prison. It was noted that the particular gravity of crimes could threaten the accused with life imprisonment. Seleznev himself admits his guilt and declares that "he takes responsibility for everything." He did not ask for commutation.
Roman Seleznev was detained 3 a year ago in the Maldives. After which he was taken to the United States. On the computer of the son of the Russian deputy, they found 1,7 data of a million stolen credit card numbers. The estimated damage is $ 3,01 billion. The court immediately charged 5 criminal articles: cyber fraud, intentionally causing damage to a protected computer, obtaining information from a protected computer, storing more than 15 unauthorized access to protected computer networks, stealing personal information under aggravating circumstances. Virtually all counts Seleznev convicted. The Russian side - the Foreign Ministry and the father of a cybercriminal, a State Duma deputy - accused the United States of violating international law and kidnapping a Russian.
Roman Seleznev wrote to the court the story of his life, in which he completely takes the blame for the crimes. The guy was born in 1984, his parents divorced as a child, and Roman stayed with his mother. Since his youth, he was fond of computer technology. When Roman was 17 - his mother died from intoxication, then his uncle drove him out of the house. Roman found a job in a computer club, where he lived. Seleznev became a hacker, he said, because he lacked the money that was paid at the computer club. Roman stole and sold credit card numbers, earning a living. “I became greedy and lost control,” says Seleznev. Roman got married and after the birth of his daughter for several years he did not steal these bank cards. In 2010, he again took up cyber fraud.
Soon Seleznev was invited to Morocco. In the restaurant, where Seleznev had dinner with his wife, a suicide bomber was blown up. Roman got a serious head injury and fell into a coma, after which his wife left him. In 2 weeks, Seleznev got out of a coma. Later he issued an official divorce with his wife, who flew with his daughter to the United States. A year later, Roman again took up the old - theft of credit card data. This lasted until he was arrested by US agents. “In my life I have taken many wrong decisions, and I take responsibility for it. I do not blame anyone but myself and am ready to answer for my crimes like a man. [...] Understand, I was a desperate child who grew up in a desperate adult, ”writes Seleznev.
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