Roman Valerevich Seleznev born in Duma was one of the member respresenting the Liberal Democartic Party, and was accused of breaching sales of system of US retailers and financial information on forums under his control.
At present no details of the card was found on his laptop, or if they were to be sold to cyber criminals on underground forums.
According to Q13 FOX the lawyers asked for Seleznev to be placed under house in a furnished apartment in Seattle, on a $1 Millions bond secured by $100,000 in cash.
The hacker is known to have travel internationally on a frequent basis and has the necessary knowledge for forging false identification documents that would permit him to cross the border.
“Today was another important step in ensuring the charges against this defendant are tried in this community,” U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan was quoted by the publication. “The defendant is entitled to every protection offered by our system, but will be afforded no special privileges. Our investigation into the scope of defendant’s actions is ongoing,”.
The maximum penalty he faces is of at least 65 years of jail time and payment of a fine totaling $2.75 million / €2 million.
The hacker was arrested on July 5 by the US Secret Service at the Male International Airport in Maldives and taken immediately to a US facility in Guam Island.
This operation is considered by the Russian government as a kidnapping act and authorities in Maldives should not have allowed “another country’s special service to kidnap a Russian citizen and take him out of the country.”