Jury selection in Seattle for Russian hacker charged with credit card fraud

Seleznev is the son of a member of the Duma, Russia’s parliament.
Seleznev is the son of a member of the Duma, Russia’s parliament.

Roman Valerevich Seleznev, a Russian charged with hacking into servers and global carding forum sites resulting in $170 million in phony credit card purchases, will face a federal jury this week, according to The Japan Times.

Seleznev, aka Track2, was nabbed in an undisclosed location, brought to Guam to face charges and subsequently flown to Seattle to face prosecution by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Washington.

Prosecutors announced they will present evidence to make their case that Seleznev was behind a scheme that over several years hacked into more than 200 U.S. businesses, primarily pizza restaurants in Washington state, and siphoned out credit card information, which, they claimed, he then sold on underground online markets, according to The Japan Times.

Seleznev's lawyers contend that Seleznev's laptop was mishandled by the U.S. Secret Service agents who arrested him, thus potentially compromising evidence.

The trial is expected to last for more than two weeks.
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