Russian Cyber Criminal Given Additional Jail Time for Role in $50M Fraud Ring

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A Russian cyber criminal already serving a 27-year sentence in federal prison has been given an additional 14 years for his role in a $50 million scheme that involved trafficking stolen credit card numbers.

The Justice Department on Thursday sentenced Roman Seleznev, the son of a member of Russian parliament, to additional jail time for his role in the organized cybercrime ring and for defrauding banks of $9 million through a computer hacking scheme.

Seleznev has also been ordered to pay more than $50 million in restitution, according to federal officials.

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