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Bulgaria Detains Suspected Russian Hacker on US Request

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Bulgarian authorities have detained a Russian citizen for up to 60 days at the request by Washington over his suspected involvement in cyber-fraud, the man will be later extradited to the United States, the Bulgarian prosecutor's office said in a statement posted on its website on Friday.

“On November 8, 2018, the Regional Court of Varna approved the request of the prosecutor’s office for a temporary detention of Russian citizen Alexander Zh. for up to 60 days, followed by his extradition to the US,” the statement said.

READ MORE: Moscow Slams Netherlands' Claims of Russia's Attempted Hacker Attack on OPCW

According to the statement, the arrest warrant for the 38-year-old Russian national was previously issued by a New York court in connection with an investigation into a case of online fraud with estimated damages of almost $7 million.

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