Son of Russian MP Seleznev sentenced to 27 in prison for cyber crimes

A few days ago Seleznev wrote a letter to U.S. District Judge Richard Jones, admitting his crimes.

As reported by RIA Novosti, on Friday, April 21st, a U.S. court sentenced Russian citizen Roman Seleznev to 27 years in prison for cyber-crimes case.

Shortly before the judge decided on a verdict, Seleznev fully admitted his crimes. The prosecutors demanded to sentence him to 30 years in prison, while the maximum penalty for these crimes was a life sentence.

United States District Judge Richard Jones said that Seleznev “committed his life” to crimes, and tried to obstruct justice in every possible way.

The damage caused by the Russian was called “extreme.”

“It is necessary to protect the society from your further crimes,” the judge said to the accused.

According to him, Seleznev several times had an opportunity to abandon the criminal life, but “chose the path of a fraudster.”

At the same time, the judge recognized Seleznev’s rough childhood as a mitigating circumstance, but called an aggravation his attempts to obstruct the justice.