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    In this screen grab taken from video on Thursday, July 20, 2017, Russian computer programmer Stanislav Lisov attends a court hearing at the Spanish National Court in Madrid, on extradition request to the U.S. for alleged crimes related to the 'NeverQuest' malicious software, which syphoned 855,000 U.S. dollars (743,000 euros) from bank clients in the country

    Russian National Lisov Pleads Guilty in US to Conspiracy to Commit Hacking

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    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Russian citizen Stanislav Lisov has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit computer hacking, his attorney Arkady Bukh said in a press release.

    "Today my client, Stanislav Lisov entered a guilty plea on one count of conspiracy to commit computer hacking," Bukh said on Friday.

    Lisov now faces up to five years in prison, the lawyer added.

    Russian programmer Lisov was suspected by the US of developing a "bank Trojan" called NeverQuest, abducting $855,000, and also unsuccessfully trying to conduct other illegal financial transactions.

    Lisov was extradited from Spain to the United States on January 19, according to lawyer Oleg Gubarev. The layer added that the Spanish authorities did not take into account the compelling legal reasons for refusing extradition.

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    Lisov was detained in January 2017 in Barcelona. During that trial on July 20 in Madrid, the detainee pled not guilty. The Spanish government approved extradition on December 1.

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