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Russian hacker sentenced in new York to 4 years of prison

Russian hacker sentenced in new York to 4 years of prison

by sigismund » 2016-07-08 11:58:32

According to the lawyer, Vadim Polyakov could go free after 6 months.

Wednesday, July 6, the new York court rendered a verdict in the case of Russian citizen Vadim Polyakov, earlier pleaded guilty to embezzlement and laundering of funds obtained by illegal means. We will remind, 32-summer inhabitant of St.-Petersburg together with his accomplices, hacked into accounts of users of the website StubHub for selling tickets for sporting and music events in the United States.

According to the prosecution, led by Polyakov cybercrime group compromised of about 1 thousand accounts and using stolen credit cards buying event tickets and reselling. The income of criminals from illegal activities amounted to approximately $1.6 million.

As reported TASS, as a preventive measure Polyakov, the court recommended that the deprivation of liberty for a term of 4-12 years. As explained by judge Melissa Jackson Melissa Jackson), which also includes the period of detention. Present in the courtroom the Poles took full responsibility for his actions and thanked them for fair trial.

According to the lawyer of the accused Arkady Bukh, the judge's verdict means that the sentence will be minimal, that is, 4 years. "As to the terms all agreed - from 4 to 12 years. People usually sit somewhere within the four years they are released for good behavior," - said the expert. However, there are exceptions, explained Boo. Immigrants and persons who are not citizens of the United States do not take away 70% of time and 50%. Thus, the Poles have almost left on time.

As said by the lawyer, the court was asked to count the total term of the Polyakov held in custody since his arrest in Spain on 3 July 2014. Since the defendant pleaded guilty, Boo hopes to contribute to the procurators. The defense intends to recommend an early sending his client to Russia. In case of refusal of the office for a conditional early release, the lawyer will insist on the "Step", involving enhanced sports. According to Buch, thanks to the Poles after six months might be home.
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