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Jury deliberates case of Russian man charged with hacking

The son of a Russian lawmaker made millions by hacking into U.S. businesses to steal credit card information and selling that data to other criminals, a federal prosecutor told the jury during his closing argument on Wednesday.

"He is one of the most prolific credit card traffickers in history," Assistant U.S. Attorney Norman Barbosa said of Roman Seleznev at the close of the eight-day trial. "He was stealing from merchants and banks all over the world."

The victim businesses that form the basis of the charges, mostly pizza restaurants in Washington state, had to spend tens of thousands of dollars to fix their computers and lost business and customer...

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