Suspected Russian hacker wanted by US jailed in Spain

By AFP
Published: January 20, 2017
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Stanislav Lisov was questioned via video-conference by a judge in Madrid's National Court. PHOTO: AFP

Stanislav Lisov was questioned via video-conference by a judge in Madrid's National Court. PHOTO: AFP

BARCELONA: An alleged Russian hacker wanted for fraud has been detained in Spain and jailed pending extradition to the United States, police and a court spokesperson said on Thursday.

Stanislav Lisov, a computer programmer, was wanted by US authorities, a spokesperson for the Guardia Civil police force said.

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“He is accused of conspiracy to commit fraud via electronic media and conspiracy to commit fraud and abuse with computers,” a spokesperson for Spain’s top-level National Court added.

Lisov was detained last week in Barcelona’s El Prat airport when he was about to board a flight, police added. He was jailed on January 13 after being questioned via video-conference by a judge in Madrid’s National Court, which investigates suspected crimes that have an international remit.

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The judge decided to put him in prison as he does not live in Spain and could escape, and due to the “gravity of the offences.” “Now begins the process of extradition to the United States,” the National Court spokesperson said, without giving further details.

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