"It is very unfortunate that the mother of Yuri Martyshev received denials on her application to get a US visa when she applied at the US diplomatic mission in Riga, Latvia," Tarasov said.
The sentencing was initially scheduled for October 19 but has been postponed until April 19, 2019.
“The initial application was denied based on the fact that she may remain in the US after the sentencing and try to obtain immigrant status. She obtained additional documentation. Unfortunately, the second request was also denied,” the lawyer said.
As the new date of sentencing approaches, perhaps she will try once again, maybe with some additional assistance, Tarasov added.
On July 6, 2017, a US federal judge in Virginia charged Martyshev — who is also a citizen of Latvia which extradited him to the United States — with four counts of cybercrime, including committing wire fraud, accessing computers without authorization and aiding cyber-attacks.
The Russian Embassy in the United States said that the defendant was apprehended in Latvia in violation of the 1999 Treaty between the United States and Russia on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters.