An American court sentenced a Russian to nine years in prison

A court in the American Boston (Massachusetts) sentenced Russian Vladislav Klyushin to nine years in prison. TASS reported this on Thursday, September 7.

Judge Patty Saris found him guilty of cyber fraud.

In early August, the US Department of Justice asked to sentence the Russian to 14 years in prison. The defense proposed reducing the term to three years and including the two and a half years during which Klyushin was in custody during the trial.

In February, a jury found him guilty of conspiracy to gain illegal access to computers of private US corporate networks, as well as fraud. According to the prosecution, Klyushin and his accomplices earned almost $90 million from stock trading from 2018 to 2020 based on information that had not yet been made public and was stolen from corporate networks.

Klyushin was arrested at the end of March 2021 in Switzerland. In December of the same year he was extradited to the United States.