Russian arrested in the United States pleaded not guilty to cyber fraud

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Russian citizen Maxim Boyko, who was arrested in the United States on charges of cyber fraud and money laundering, does not admit his guilt. This was announced on Thursday, October 15, by the suspect’s lawyer Arkady Bukh.

“Our client was one of the first to be arrested on charges of money laundering. We didn’t admit our guilt, ”the defender said in an interview with TASS.

According to the lawyer, Boyko’s defense is counting on a jury trial.

As reminds, Boyko was arrested during a trip to the United States at the end of March 2020.

The arrest was reported in connection with new charges against suspects of involvement in the QQAAZZ cross-border criminal network, the US Department of Justice said. Charges were also brought against 14 citizens of Latvia, Bulgaria, Belgium, Romania and Georgia in this case.

According to the Ministry of Justice, the defendants are suspected of conspiracy to launder funds stolen online in the United States and other countries.

Three years ago, information technology specialist Alexander Vinnik was detained while vacationing with children in Greece at the request of the American authorities. The US also accused him of cyber fraud and money laundering from $ 4 billion to $ 9 billion through a cryptocurrency exchange and demanded his extradition. The Russian denies all charges and declares his consent to be extradited to Russia.

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