Russian Hacker Sentenced to Nine Years in U.S. Prison

Posted on AllSides September 7th, 2023
From The Center
U.S. Attorney’s Office/Associated Press

A Russian national found guilty of hacking into corporate earnings databases to steal and trade on nonpublic information about companies like Tesla and Roku was sentenced Thursday to nine years in prison.

The sentence for Vladislav Klyushin, handed down by a federal judge in Boston, adds to the U.S. government’s roster of Russian nationals in its possession as U.S. officials seek potential bargaining chips in a negotiated prisoner swap with Moscow for Americans, including the detained Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich.

The U.S. government had sought 14 years in prison...

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