Trevor McFadden, centre, acting principal deputy assistant attorney general, talks to reporters, Friday, April 21, 2017, in Seattle, following the federal court sentencing of Roman Seleznev to 27 years in prison after he was convicted of hacking into US businesses to steal credit card data. Photo: AP Trevor McFadden, centre, acting principal deputy assistant attorney general, talks to reporters, Friday, April 21, 2017, in Seattle, following the federal court sentencing of Roman Seleznev to 27 years in prison after he was convicted of hacking into US businesses to steal credit card data. Photo: AP
Trevor McFadden, centre, acting principal deputy assistant attorney general, talks to reporters, Friday, April 21, 2017, in Seattle, following the federal court sentencing of Roman Seleznev to 27 years in prison after he was convicted of hacking into US businesses to steal credit card data. Photo: AP

Russian hacker given 27-year jail sentence by US, then lawyer claims political persecution

Topic |   Computer hackers
Trevor McFadden, centre, acting principal deputy assistant attorney general, talks to reporters, Friday, April 21, 2017, in Seattle, following the federal court sentencing of Roman Seleznev to 27 years in prison after he was convicted of hacking into US businesses to steal credit card data. Photo: AP Trevor McFadden, centre, acting principal deputy assistant attorney general, talks to reporters, Friday, April 21, 2017, in Seattle, following the federal court sentencing of Roman Seleznev to 27 years in prison after he was convicted of hacking into US businesses to steal credit card data. Photo: AP
Trevor McFadden, centre, acting principal deputy assistant attorney general, talks to reporters, Friday, April 21, 2017, in Seattle, following the federal court sentencing of Roman Seleznev to 27 years in prison after he was convicted of hacking into US businesses to steal credit card data. Photo: AP
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