Alexei Burkov could be in an American prison for 80 years

The US Department of Justice accuses him of cyber fraud, identity theft and money laundering.
Russian Aleksey Burkov, whom Israel gave the United States, faces up to 80 years in prison. This is stated on the website of the US Department of Justice.

According to the statement, the Russians are accused of “electronic fraud”, fraud using devices to access data, conspiracy to commit fraudulent activities, hacking computer systems, theft of personal data and money laundering.

“If he is found guilty on all counts, he will face a maximum of 80 years in prison,” the Justice Ministry said in a statement.

According to court documents, Burkov was the administrator of the Cardplanet website, where credit and debit card information stolen mainly through hacking was sold. It is noted that many of them belonged to US citizens. According to documents, using the stolen data that was sold on Burkov’s website, attackers made purchases of more than $ 20 million.

The Justice Ministry notes that the Russian allegedly owned another site, access to which was provided by invitation. There, hackers could, for example, “advertise” stolen personal data or virus programs, as well as offer hacking or money laundering services. According to the statement, one who wants to become a member of the club needs to receive good recommendations from the three people already in it and pay a fee of $ 5 thousand.

In 2015, Burkova was detained in Israel at the request of the United States. Authorities reported his extradition at the end of October, and on November 12, the Russians were transferred to the United States. Eastern Virginia County Court Remains Detained. A preliminary hearing in the Burkov case is scheduled for Friday, November 15th.

Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov told the Chargé d'Affaires of Israel in Moscow, Yakov Livne, that the decision to extradite Burkov “is contrary to the constructive partnerships” between Russia and Israel. The Russian himself called such a decision "aggressive," and the Russian embassy claimed that in this way Israel was backing away from its "international obligations."