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SEATTLE – A federal jury convicted the son of a Russian lawmaker Thursday of hacking into U.S. businesses to steal credit card information and orchestrating an international online theft scheme that netted him millions of dollars.Jurors deliberated over two days before finding Roman Seleznev guilty of 38 charges, including nine counts of hacking and 10 counts of wire fraud. He could face up to 40 years in prison when he’s sentenced Dec. 2, and he still faces similar charges in federal courts in Nevada and Georgia, his attorney said.Seleznev hacked into businesses, mostly pizza restaurants in Washington state, and stole millions of credit card numbers that he sold on underground internet forums, authorities said. The thefts led to almost $170 million in credit card losses around the world and made him “one of the most prolific credit card traffickers in history,” prosecutors said.His lawyer, John Henry Browne, vowed to appeal, saying a key issue will be Seleznev’s 2014 arrest by U.S. Secret Service agents in the Maldives that he called a kidnapping. The defence had tried to challenge the arrest, but the judge banned the issue at trial.Agents captured Seleznev as he and his girlfriend arrived at the island country’s airport on their way to Russia. They flew him by private jet to Guam and then to Seattle, where he is in custody.Seleznev was indicted in 2011, but a month later, he suffered a brain injury in a terrorist bombing in a cafe in Morocco. He was in a coma for two weeks and underwent a series of operations, according to a previous lawyer.Prosecutors added 11 new counts in 2014, including wire and bank fraud, hacking and identity theft.Sitting at his keyboard in Vladivostok, Russia, and using the online nicknames “Track2,” ”Bulba” and “2Pac,” Seleznev masterminded a scheme dating to 2008, Assistant U.S. Attorney Norman Barbosa said during closing arguments Wednesday.The defence focused on challenging the evidence from Seleznev’s laptop, seized by Secret Service agents during his arrest. His lawyers claim the agents mishandled the computer and failed to adequately secure it.The defence’s only witness testified that the machine may have been tampered with, and the attorneys said any evidence from it was suspect. They also said prosecutors failed to make a solid link between the hacks and Seleznev.The investigation started in 2010 when an Idaho deli was hacked. Over time, agents linked the computer viruses used to steal the credit card data to computer servers where the numbers were stored. They connected those servers to Seleznev through online nicknames and other sites he frequented.When he was arrested, agents found 1.7 million stolen credit cards on his laptop, along with the passwords to access the servers, prosecutors said.___Follow Martha Bellisle at https://twitter.com/marthabellisle___This story has been corrected to show that prosecutors say the scheme dates to 2008. Lawyer John Henry Browne talks with reporters in Seattle, Wash, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, after his Russian client, Roman Seleznev, was convicted in U.S. District Court of hacking into U.S. businesses. Seleznev could face more than 30 years in prison when he’s sentenced Dec. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Martha Bellisle) Russian convicted in masterminding global online theft ring by Martha Bellisle, The Associated Press Posted Aug 25, 2016 2:44 am MDT Last Updated Aug 25, 2016 at 5:23 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
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OTTAWA – International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau says a federal program to match donations for the East African famine generated $21.3 million from Canadians.The amount is one of the smallest responses to a Canadian government matching donation program since they initiated the idea for the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004 — and at least one aid agency thinks the distraction of the political drama in the United States might bear some of the blame.An estimated 20 million people face possible starvation in Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria and Yemen in a drought and conflict-induced famine that a United Nations official has called the worst humanitarian crisis since the Second World War.After the United Nations sought nearly $6.3 billion in urgent aid for the region, Bibeau announced the Famine Relief Fund would match dollar for dollar all donations to eligible organizations between March 17 and June 30.The total raised was less than one-third of the $70.4 million Canadians donated in 2011 to the East Africa Drought Relief Fund, when about 9.5 million people were affected.Nevertheless, Jessie Thomson, senior humanitarian director for CARE Canada, says the appeal worked and fundraising did spike thanks to the visibility the matching program added.“I do think the matching fund served as a really powerful tool in mobilizing attention to the crisis that wouldn’t have been there otherwise,” she said.The $21.3 million was actually more than she expected would be raised. CARE Canada was part of a group of seven Canadian aid groups which joined forces as the Humanitarian Coalition to raise funds, bringing in $8 million of the $21.3 million.She said she is “pleasantly surprised” by the result.The 2011 fund matched donations over about a two-month period, while this year the matching funds were provided for donations made over 3.5 months.Visuals of Somali refugees pouring over the border every day into Kenya helped drive attention to the disaster in 2011, Thomson said. This time, getting people’s attention has been a lot harder as the daily dramas in U.S. politics are drowning everything else out.“I think we’re competing with a lot of, you know, difficult and attention-grabbing stories coming out south of the border and I don’t know how you counter that,” she said. “That’s a reality but that is dominating the headlines.”Canada has run matching donation programs for international disasters 12 times since 2004. The biggest response to date was for the Haiti earthquake in 2010 when Canadians donated $220 million which was matched by Ottawa.The 2004 tsunami raised $213 million.Only two of the 12 raised smaller amounts than the latest famine fund – $11 million in about five weeks for the Burma Cyclone Relief Fund in 2011 and $6.9 million for the Sahel Food Crisis Relief Fund over eight weeks in 2012.Kira Froese, a senior communications manager with the Canadian Red Cross, said the agency refrains from comparing responses to different appeals.“It can be difficult for us to say why some disasters raise more funds or get more attention than others,” she said.A spokesman for Bibeau said the $21 million is a substantial amount and that “Canadians showed great generosity.”The matching programs do not mean any organization that raises money will receive an exact matching amount. Rather organizations have to apply for the matching funds with detailed program plans.Ten different aid agencies will share the $21.3 million in matching funds, Bibeau’s office said.Thomson said CARE Canada is getting more than $4 million and will use it for a number of existing programs, including to help aid the cholera outbreak in Yemen and to help refugees in Uganda who have fled South Sudan.-follow @mrabson on Twitter.