Netherlands extradited Russian Denis Dubnikov to the US

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Netherlands extradited Russian Denis Dubnikov to the US
Netherlands extradited Russian Denis Dubnikov to the US
18 August, 10:02In the world
The Netherlands has extradited to the United States Russian Denis Dubnikov (pictured), suspected by Washington of money laundering.

The US Department of Justice indicated that in 2019 a Russian illegally received $400,000 using the Ryuk ransomware program. Dubnikov's accomplices legalized $70 million. In the US, the Russian faces 20 years in prison.

- According to court documents, Dubnikov and his associates laundered the proceeds of ransomware attacks on individuals and organizations throughout the United States and abroad. In particular, Dubnikov and his accomplices laundered ransoms received from victims of Ryuk ransomware attacks, the agency said.

On August 17, Dubnikov appeared in federal court for the first time in Portland, with a jury trial due to begin on October 4.

In the Netherlands, a Russian citizen was detained last year. Before that, he was not allowed into Mexico and sent to Amsterdam. There he was arrested by the police. According to the lawyer, such actions of law enforcement agencies "can be regarded as a seizure".

The defense side was going to challenge the involvement of the Russian in cybercriminals. The lawyer insisted that Dubnikov did not know where the money came from. He acted exclusively within the framework of Russian laws.

Note that the Netherlands extradite criminals in almost 100% of cases.

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