Russian cyberhacker pleads guilty in identity theft case

Monday, Sept. 11, 2017|1:49 p.m.

. A 33-year-old Russian cybercriminal has pleaded guilty in Atlanta to offering taken personal details through a $50 million identity theft and credit card fraud ring referred to as “carder.su.”

Federal prosecutors in Nevada and the United States state of Georgia say Roman Valeryevich Seleznev currently is serving 27 years for wire fraud and computer system hacking convictions last year in Seattle.

He pleaded guilty Thursday in Atlanta to conspiracy to dedicate bank fraud, and to a racketeering charge in the “carder.su” case in Las Vegas.

Seleznev’s defense lawyer, Igor Litvak, said Monday his client accepted responsibility in both cases and looks forward to sentencing Dec. 11. He could get up to 24 more years in federal prison.

Prosecutors say Seleznev used online names including Track2, Bulba and Ncux.

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