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Russian cybercriminal sentenced to 14 years in prison

AP  |  Atlanta 

Federal prosecutors in say a Russian cybercriminal has been sentenced to serve 14 years in prison.

The U.S. Attorney's office said in a release today that 33-year-old Roman Seleznev was sentenced for his role in a USD 50 million cyber ring and for defrauding banks of USD 9 million through a hacking scheme.

Prosecutors say U.S. Steve C. Jones sentenced Seleznev on a racketeering charge out of Nevada and a conspiracy to commit charge in He pleaded guilty in September. Jones gave him 14 years on each count. The sentences are to be served at the same time.

They will also be served at the same time as a 27-year sentence that Seleznev received in state after a conviction there last year.

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First Published: Fri, December 01 2017. 23:25 IST