Latvian Hacker Deniss Calovskis Sentenced to Time Served

Nicole Hong reports that Deniss Calovskis, who pleaded guilty in September, when he finally faced charges in the U.S. after a long and complex extradition battle, has been sentenced to time served.  Calovskis was extradited to the U.S. from Latvia in February.

A Manhattan federal judge Tuesday sentenced a Latvian computer hacker to the 21 months he has already spent in prison, a ruling that highlighted the challenges judges face when deciding the appropriate punishment for cybercrimes.

Prosecutors accused Deniss Calovskis, 30 years old, of developing some of the code for the so-called Gozi virus, which officials have described as one of the most financially destructive computer viruses in history.

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