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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

    US Court Sentences Russian Citizen Lisov to 4 Years, But Will Factor in Time Served

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    NEW YORK (Sputnik) - A US court sentenced Russian national Stanislav Lisov to four years in prison, but said will factor in time he already served, a Sputnik correspondent reported on Thursday.

    Lisov pleaded guilty earlier to one charge against him of conspiracy to commit computer hacking.

    Judge Valery Caproni said during the hearing that Lisov was sentenced to 48 months in prison and noted that she gave the Russian national a 15 percent discount for good behaviour.

    In addition, Caproni said the court will factor in the sentence the time Lisov already served since his detention in 2017. In 2017, the Spanish authorities detained Lisov in Barcelona and then extradited him to the United States.

    The US authorities said Lisov stole $855,000 by using malware and attempted to carry out illegal financial operations for another $4.4 million. In addition, Lisov is accused of illegally accessing data at financial institutions and selling the data on the black market.

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