WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Russian citizen Roman Seleznev has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for participating in a $50-million cyberfraud ring, the US Department of Justice said in a statement on Thursday.
"A Russian cyber-criminal was sentenced today to 14 years in prison for his role in a $50-million cyberfraud ring and for defrauding banks of $9 million through a hacking scheme," the statement said.
The Justice Department added that Seleznev would be allowed to serve his time concurrently with a previous 27-year jail sentence.
The Justice Department announced earlier that Seleznev has pled guilty to cashing out more than $2 million with five hacked debit card numbers in 2008. The lawyer representing convicted Russian citizen said that defense team planned to pen a letter to US President Donald Trump asking that Seleznev be given the opportunity to serve his sentence in Russia.