Channel 13 news / The Times of Israel

Alexey Burkov

Channel 13 news / The Times of Israel

A court in the US sentenced to nine years in prison Russian Alexey Burkov, who is accused of cybercrime in the banking sector, reports RIA “Novosti”.

While Burkov read served their time in Israel (almost 4.5 years) and the time spent in custody in the United States (November 2019).

Burkov was detained December 13, 2015 in Pittsburgh in the United States, where he was accused of electronic fraud, conspiracy to commit fraud, hacking into computer systems, identity theft, and money laundering.

In November 2019, he was extradited to the United States. According to investigators, the Russians living in St. Petersburg, created the Cardplanet website, which sold stolen credit and debit cards Americans. Authorities estimated the damage at $ 20 million.

Burkov was also suspected of hacking into the computer systems that collusion for fraud and fraud in the computer field. In the case of conviction on all counts, he faces up to 80 years in prison.

In January 2020, the defendant pleaded guilty and made a deal with the investigation, so the prosecution asked for him 15 years in prison.

Extradition Burkova sought and Moscow: it wanted to exchange the Israeli na’ama Issachar, convicted of smuggling hashish in the Luggage.

30 Jan pardoned by Vladimir Putin and freed from a suburban colony of Issachar were delivered to the Vnukovo airport, where her mother was waiting for. There soon came Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara, before that met with Putin in the Kremlin.