The lawyer said about the “kidnapping” by the FBI of a Russian citizen accused of money laundering

Russian citizen Denis Dubnikov was detained in the Netherlands at the request of the United States. The US Department of Justice accused him of laundering money obtained through cyber attacks. Dubnikov's lawyer claims that the FBI, in fact, “just kidnapped” him

Russian citizen Denis Dubnikov was detained in the Netherlands at the request of the United States in connection with as a result of hacking. About this RIA Novosti said the lawyer of the Russian Arkady Bukh.


According to him, in early November Dubnikov was denied entry to Mexico, from where he was sent to Amsterdam, where he was detained. “ The American intelligence services put him on a plane to Holland and sent him there, paying for a ticket. That is, in fact, they just kidnapped & raquo;, & mdash; he said.

The lawyer said that Dubnikov, in fact, was detained in Mexico, but was expelled from the country, since Mexico does not have such an ideal extradition policy as the Netherlands. “ Extradition is practically guaranteed from there, '' & mdash; the interlocutor considers.

Bukh noted that the defense of the Russian has not yet agreed to extradition. “ But, probably, we will nevertheless agree later, because Holland, where the fight against extradition is statistically meaningless. We are studying & mdash; maybe we should agree to a quick extradition and sort it out here, '' & mdash; the lawyer explained, specifying that Dubnikov faces up to 20 years in prison.

US Justice Department spokesman Nicole Navas-Oxman declined to comment on Dubnikov's detention on TASS.

As reported by The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) Dubnikov was detained in Amsterdam on the basis of a request from the US Department of Justice. According to the newspaper, the American authorities are accusing the Russian of money laundering in the interests of a cybercriminal group called Ryuk, as well as receiving a reward of $ 400,000 in bitcoins.

The WSJ argued that Ryuk could be behind a series of cyber attacks with the use of ransomware viruses on the American health care system in 2020. The group allegedly received millions of dollars from the victims of these attacks.

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