Accused Moscow Hacker Drinkman Arrives in U.S. for Trial

David Voreacos reports on the latest development in a case that has been going on for several years:

Vladimir Drinkman, a Muscovite charged in the biggest data-breach prosecution in U.S. history, was brought to New Jersey to face trial after spending more than two years behind bars in Amsterdam, said a Justice Department official.

Drinkman arrived Friday after losing his extradition fight, said Matthew Reilly, a spokesman for Paul Fishman, the U.S. attorney in New Jersey. He was arrested in 2012 while vacationing in Amsterdam. He’s accused with four other men of a conspiracy that pillaged 160 million credit card numbers, targeting Heartland Payment Systems Inc., 7-Eleven Inc., the Hannaford Bros. Co. grocery chain and at least 14 other companies from 2005 to 2012.

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