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Court OKs extradition of Russian hacker Levashov to US

 

October 4, 2017



MOSCOW (AP) — Spain's National Court has decided to extradite a suspected Russian hacker to the United States.

Pyotr Levashov, a 37-year-old known as one of the world's most notorious hackers, was arrested earlier this year while vacationing with his family in Barcelona. U.S. authorities had requested his arrest, for they want him on fraud charges and unauthorized interception of electronic communications.

The Spanish court said Tuesday the U.S. extradition request has been approved. Russia in September filed a counter-extradition request for Levashov hours before the original extradition...



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