Kenneth Rijock

Kenneth Rijock

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

RUSSIAN HACKER, ROMAN SELEZNEV, IN CUSTODY IN SEATTLE, HAS HIS TRIAL PREPARATION CONCERNS ADDRESSED

Roman Seleznev
Roman Seleznev, the high-profile Russian hacker who is charged with massive credit card theft in two states, who has asserted that he cannot adequately prepare for trial, given his restrictive custody situation, where he is regarded as high-risk, has had his attorneys' objections settled, through an agreement with the US Attorney's office in Seattle. The stipulation's terms


"... While housed in general population, Defendant will be permitted to visit with counsel in the general population visiting area, which permits contact visits between the visitor and the inmate. Counsel will be subject to enhanced screening before the legal visits, and the defendant will be subject to enhanced screening after the legal visits." Joint Submission Re: Legal Visits.

The case goes to trial on November 3, 2014. The defendant's father, Valery, is a member of the Russian Duma, the country's Parliament, and he has alleged that the circumstances of his son's arrest in the Republic of the Maldives, which is outside US territory, amounted to an illegal kidnapping by American law enforcement agents. Readers can find the answer to that question in US vs. Alvarez-Machain, 504 US 655 (1992), in which the United States Supreme Court held that a trial court's jurisdiction is not affected by the manner in which the accused is brought before it.

Valery Seleznev



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