In the United States court announced the sentences of the Russians Drinkman and Silence

In the United States court announced the sentences of the Russians Drinkman and Silence

Vladimir Drinkman was sentenced to 12 years, and Dmitry Smilence — to four years and three months in prison.

CAMDEN /NJ/, 15 Feb. /TASS./ The district court in the U.S. city of Camden (new Jersey) on Wednesday announced the sentences of citizens of the Russian Federation Vladimir Drinkman and Dmitry Silence that in 2015 he pleaded guilty in the attack. US authorities call it one of the largest in the history of the country.

Russian Vladimir Drinkman was sentenced to 12 years in the United States for киберпреступления

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Both sentence was read by judge Jerome Simandle, who was involved in these proceedings. Before making a decision on the case of 37-year-old Drinkman in the courtroom has held a lengthy closed hearings. What discussed, not explained. Simandl only said that it is a “closed information relating to the business” that may affect what will be the punishment of the Russians.

After hearing Simandl indicated that Drinkman “sentenced to 144 months (12 years approx. TASS) in prison”. After that, he spent three years, will be under the supervision of the American authorities, if you remain in the country. Will the American side of his return to Russia is not clear.

The judge said he estimates the damage caused by Drinkmann, approximately $312 million the amount of compensation payable by the Russians, expected to be determined at a meeting scheduled for April 13. However Simandl stated that Drinkman “unable to pay a fine” in addition to damages.

Drinkman was present at the meeting. He was dressed in a green prison uniform, close-cropped. During sentencing, the Russians kept a low profile. Before leaving the courtroom, he waved to his wife, who was also present at the hearing.

The decision on the appeal is not accepted

Lawyer Drinkman Michael Riley told reporters that while it is not known whether the appeal is submitted. “The decision on this matter is still pending”, he said. By law, the defense has 14 days to decide on further action.

Riley also said that at the moment there is no clarity on whether Drinkman deported to Russia after his release from prison. The decision of the us authorities will take later. Earlier the Prosecutor’s office said that the Russians will be deported from the country.