Spain arrested another Russian on the US request

Vadim Polyakov from Petersburg was accused of stealing tickets to various events via the largest ticket portal
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According to "Izvestia", the United States from Spain could extradite another Russian citizen - to be held in Madrid on the court issuing States native of St. Petersburg Vadim Polyakov. He was detained by police officers on the Spanish resort of Salou (north-eastern part of Spain) at the end of June this year on charges of selling stolen electronic tickets in the United States in the amount of at least $ 10 million.

According to "Izvestia" press attache of the Consulate General of Russia in Madrid Alexander Korchagin, is now 30-year-old Polyakov found in the building of the Spanish National Court of Justice and is awaiting trial in July, he was transferred to Madrid from salouskogo police station. Date of court hearing on extradition to the United States has not been determined.

The Russian consulate has Polyakov full support, said Pavel, it has twice this month visited the Russian consul.

- In addition, we had found a lawyer for Polyakov, now he is working on the case - said the press attache. - Reported and parents - they will come to the detainee in the coming days.

The essence of the American special services chargesIt lies in the fact that the Poles ostensibly earned with the help of special software - by which an attacker gains access (login and password) to the accounts at the world's largest ticket trading platform (owned by eBay). With the help of stolen accounts, which have been linked credit card, he bought tickets for key events in the US, and then reselling them. According to investigators, from Polyakova has accomplices who are also in the international wanted list - the damage from the activities of the group, according to preliminary data, estimated at over $ 10 million US government may announce the capture of Polyakov in the next week..

This is at least the second time in the last 12 months, when the Russians want to be extradited from Spain to the United States. In August last year, it became known about the arrest in Barcelona of 20-year-old programmer, also a resident of the Northern Capital, Dmitry Belorossova, he is charged with fraud with credit cards - in another, unconnected with the case Polyakov process. According to the lawyer Belorossova Arkady Bukh, his client NESCOko months ago has been extradited to the United States and feels good held the first hearing on the case.

The last and most notorious case of the extradition of Russian citizens to the United States was the arrest on July 5 this year, the Maldives 30-year-old Roman Seleznyov, the son of Russian deputy Valery Seleznev. According to investigators, Seleznev stole and sold the data on credit cards Americans. To this end, he allegedly penetrated the US payment systems of retailers, introducing them to computer for malware. Currently Seleznev is in custody in the American island of Guam in the Pacific, where he was taken to the US special agents. According to the latest Valery Seleznev, his son was arrested on an Interpol warrant invalid, the invoice issued retroactively.

Spain is not the country from which the most active issue cyberhawks, said Valery Pavlov, chairman of the Trade Union of Russian programmers.

- The fact that in this country, the relevant services are working well. Until recently, the leading country in this respect was Germany - addsavlov.

In this case such cases capture and subsequent extradition of cybercriminals in the US previously happened with the Russians no less frequently, assured the interlocutor.

- A large part of this process we have not seen, and such cases in recent years actively made public only against the backdrop of confrontation between Russia and the West - says Pavlov. - Activity of high-tech crooks - both our and foreign - always monitored, since the early 1990s.

Neither noticed the tightening of relations between Russia and Spain in the Coordination Council of Russian Compatriots in Spain, said its deputy chairman Alexander Surgutanov.

- On the contrary, now our relationship has been some recovery. Growing bilateral trade, mutual days of culture are increasingly taking place. Such cases are almost unnoticed here, and we can not say that the Spanish intelligence services have become more strict with our countrymen, - said Surgutanov.