US deported to Russia accused of cybercrimes

The Russian is accused of involvement in the manufacture and sale of counterfeit bank cards and trade in confidential data of clients of financial institutions.

The convicted programmer Alexei Burkov was deported from the United States to Russia. He is accused of involvement in the manufacture and sale of counterfeit bank cards and trade in confidential data of clients of financial institutions.

The Russian was detained at the Sheremetyevo airport by officers of the LU of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia and the NCB of Interpol of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia.

It is reported that he committed illegal acts in the period from 2008 to 2015. In 2017, Burkov was charged in absentia. He was put on the wanted list through Interpol channels on the basis of a request from the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region.

Burkov was detained in 2015 in Israel. In 2019, he was extradited to the United States, where he was also wanted on cybercrime charges.

The prosecution ruled that he caused more than $ 20 million in damage. The man admitted part of the crimes. Burkov was given 9 years, but the term served in Israel was counted. And then they were deported to Russia.

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