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Son of Russian lawmaker pleads guilty in cyber crime cases

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The son of a Russian lawmaker accused of stealing credit card data and other personal information has pleaded guilty in two separate criminal cases stemming from a probe into a $50 million identity theft scheme, the U.S. Justice Department announced on Friday. Roman Seleznev, 33, the son of Russian parliament member Valery Seleznev, pleaded guilty to one count of participating in a racketeering scheme, and another count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud. The charges were filed in federal courts in Nevada and Georgia. The plea deals in the two cases come just a few months after he was sentenced in April to 27 years in prison by a federal court in Washington for his role in the cyber assault. He was arrested in the Maldives and brought to the United States to face charges.

(Reporting by Sarah N. Lynch; Editing by David Gregorio)
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