"I sent a notice of appeal, which allows Mr. Seleznev to appeal. We now have a three-month window, if the court of appeals does not prolong this term," Igor Litvak said.
The notice, signed by Litvak, was handed to a US district court in Seattle, which sentenced Seleznev to imprisonment on April 21 for allegedly hacking into point-of-sale computers to steal credit card numbers and sell them on dark market websites.
Seleznev was arrested by CIA agents in the Maldives and brought to the United States. The Russian Foreign Ministry and his father, a Russian lawmaker, said this was illegal and equaled a kidnapping.