U.S. indicts Romanian for crimes of hacker ‘Guccifer’
More bad news for “Guccifer,” the hacker who was arrested in Romania in January and sentenced last week to four years in jail. Reuters reports that he’s now been indicted by a federal grand jury in the U.S.:
Marcel Lazar Lehel, a former taxi driver, is already in a Romanian jail after being sentenced there last week to serve up to seven years in prison for hacking crimes against Romanian citizens.
No mention of his alleged attacks on U.S. citizens were made in the Romanian court last week, and an official at the Romanian general prosecutor’s office, who has knowledge of the case but who did not want to be named, told Reuters last week that the office had no knowledge of any U.S. requests for Lehel’s extradition.
The Department of Justice said on Thursday that a grand jury had indicted him on charges of wire fraud, unauthorized access to a protected computer, aggravated identity theft, cyberstalking and obstruction of justice.
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