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After 27-Year Sentence, Russian Hacker Faces Another 14 Years in Prison

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Roman Valerevich Seleznev, the son of a prominent Russian lawmaker who's already facing a 27-year prison sentence in the United States, has been handed another 14-year prison sentence for his role in an "organized cybercrime ring" that caused $59 Million in damages across the US.

In April this year, Seleznev, the 33-year-old son of a Russian Parliament member of the nationalist Liberal Democratic Party (LDPR), was sentenced to 27 years in prison for payment card fraud, causing nearly $170 million in damages to small business and financial institutions in the US.

The sentence was so far the longest sentence ever imposed in the United States for a hacking-related case.

Now, after pleading guilty in two criminal cases stemming from a hacking probe in September, Seleznev Thursdayreceived another 14-year prison sentence for racketeering in Nevada and another 14 years for conspiracy to commit bank fraud charges in Georgia. The sentences will run concurrently to one another as...(continued)

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