Accused the US of cyber crimes, the Russians wrote a letter of repentance

Roman Seleznev

Convicted in the United States in cyber crime is a citizen of Russia Roman Seleznev on the eve of sentencing, scheduled for April 21, wrote a letter of repentance. About it RIA Novosti reported, citing court documents.

“I accept full responsibility for everything. I’m afraid of punishment. I, Roman Seleznev, I want to say I’m wrong and apologize,” reads a handwritten 11-page letter.

“I hope that I will one day be released from prison. I’m going to work very hard to pay my debt to victims and society. I will work honestly,” says Seleznyov, who previously pleaded not guilty. He is not asking the court for leniency or reduction of sentence.

August 25, 2016 the Grand jury of the city of Seattle (Washington, USA) found the Russian guilty of fraud for 38 of the 40 counts.

In the process, prosecutors alleged that in the laptop Seleznev had been found, 1.7 million stolen credit card numbers. The prosecution has estimated the damage at $ 170 million. All he was accused of 40 criminal episodes in four articles: in addition to cyber fraud, intentional damage to a protected computer, obtaining information from a protected computer, possession of over 15 unauthorized devices to access secure computer networks, identity theft with aggravating circumstances.

Roman Seleznev was seized by agents of the U.S. Secret service in the Maldives in July 2014, and then shipped to the United States. Protection Selezneva, his father, the Deputy of the State Duma Valery Seleznev, as well as the Russian foreign Ministry called the arrest of a Russian citizen’s kidnapping and violation of international law.