Accused Russian hacker should pay defense cost, prosecutors say

Mike Carter reports:

Federal prosecutors have taken the rare step of challenging the appointment of publicly funded lawyers to represent accused Russian hacker Roman Seleznev and have asked a judge to order Seleznev to reimburse the government for his defense.

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As proof, the government provided the court with photographs of stacks of cash and luxury cars found on Seleznev’s phone and computer when he was arrested on July 5 while vacationing in the Maldives, a tiny chain of islands in the Indian Ocean.

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Well, sure, if he can afford a tropical vacation

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