Oct 072015

Mike Carter reports:

Federal prosecutors say accused Russian hacker Roman Seleznev and his father, a powerful Russian politician and ally of President Vladimir Putin, have been plotting to tamper with witnesses and may have discussed an escape, according to court documents.

Seleznev, 30, is being held at the Federal Detention Center (FDC) in SeaTac, awaiting trial on a 40-count indictment alleging he and a group of co-conspirators hacked into businesses around the world, stealing the credit-card information of tens of millions of consumers and selling them for millions of dollars on the black market.

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