In the US, the Russian Roman Seleznev sentenced to 27 years imprisonment in the case of fraud. On Friday, April 21, reports RIA Novosti.
According to the Agency, such a ruling made by a Federal court in Seattle (Washington state). Judge Jones said that the accused had a number of opportunities to abandon the criminal life, but he “devoted his life” crimes and “chose the way of the cheater.”
“We need to protect society from further crimes,” said Jones.
Although it is called a mitigating circumstance Selezneva difficult childhood, but noted an aggravating circumstance — the fact that Seleznev, according to him, obstructed justice “at every turn”. Injuries the judge called “extreme”.
Lawyer is trying Seleznev Igor Litvak told the news Agency that the defense has not yet made a decision on the appeal. According to him, the notice of possible appeal will be filed within a 14-day period.
“He has a serious disease, we believe that he will not live more than 50 years,” he added.
The father of Roman Seleznev, a state Duma Deputy Vladimir Seleznev, called the verdict a foregone conclusion and cannibalistic. “I believe that this sentence cannibals… It’s a foregone conclusion sentence, I do not think that there is his fault. As I thought, so I’m still not considered”, — he said.
On 19 August it was reported that Seleznev wrote a letter of repentance, where he took responsibility for their actions, but despite this, prosecutors demanded to sentence him to 30 years imprisonment.
August 25, 2016, the 32-year-old Russian was found guilty on 38 criminal counts of 40. The prosecution indicated they suffered damages in the amount of $ 170 million. In the course of the trial, prosecutors argued that in 2014 the detention of Roman Seleznev on his computer was found to be 1.7 million stolen credit card numbers.
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.