The US accused Russian of cyberfraud
The defendant in a criminal case faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine.
In the city of Gibsonia, PA, a citizen of Russia, Ilya Kulkov, was convicted in absentia of cyber fraud and money laundering. It is reported by TASS with reference to the Prosecutor's Office of the Western District of the state.
According to investigators, in the period between January and February 2017, Kulkov hacked a computer located at the Pittsburgh national golf club from his home in the Russian Federation and bought many goods in its online stores, ordering delivery to Barnaul.
Under American law, the accused Russian faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of $250.000. Kulkov's whereabouts are unknown.
Every big Russian city has ‘untouchable' people who are beyond the reach of the law enforcement authorities – generals, judges, mayors, etc. Despite overwhelming evidence sufficient to prosecute them, such persons cannot be busted without authorization from the federal center. There is also another type of corrupt officials: their deeds are well-known – but these people are so generous, hospitable, and understanding that no one is willing to arrest them.