SEATTLE (AP) â€” Lawyers for a Russian man accused of hacking into U.S. businesses will urge a federal judge to dismiss the charges against him because they believe the arrest by U.S. agents violated Maldives law.
But federal prosecutors say agents acted within the law & the case against Roman Seleznev should go to trial.
Closing arguments in the motion-to-dismiss hearing are set for Tuesday. Three agents with the Secret Service & State Department testified that Maldives police took Seleznev into custody in 2014. They said federal agents only took over with permission from local authorities.
p>Seleznev's lawyers say the arrest violated the Maldives Constitution.
Federal prosecutors say Seleznev hacked into the computer systems of American restaurants & other businesses & stole approximately 2 million credit card numbers that he after sold on a private website
Source: “Associated Press”