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Russian Authorities Arrest US National for Alleged Cyber-Crime

The chase after a US national for being involved in a huge stock manipulation scam associated with a hack into 100m-and-more records belonging to JPMorgan Chase as well as other customers has ended him inside a Russian prison containing unlawful immigrant detainees.

A trio comprising Joshua Aaron as one and the sole US citizen charged during July 2015 in connection with pump-and-dump scams reportedly churned dollars in the millions. Authorities arrested Aaron during May when cops entered his living place situated close to downtown Moscow only to discover that he went against the visa terms. Thereafter, they put Aaron in jail inside Russia and ordered that he should exit the country. Techworm.com posted this, October 12, 2016.

An arrest warrant issued to Aaron during June 2015 from FBI that was doing the chase was associated with four felony counts against him that contained conniving towards committing PC-hacking, aggravated ID-theft and security fraud. Unfortunately, FBI couldn't come to an agreement with Russian officials regarding Aaron's extradition even though he was among the "most wanted" cyber-criminals under FBI's suspicion.

The incident outlines how US officials face a problem in handling Russian authorities in connection with cyber-security issues. A 'frosty' diplomatic relationship is what exists at best between US and Russia in spite of a deal made between the two countries' presidents Barrack Obama and Vladimir Putin towards cooperation for ending cyber-crime.

USA's biggest impediment in Aaron's trial was in Russia not holding a treaty for extradition with USA. Eventually, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice have compromised for standing Aaron to trial inside USA. Conversely, Russia has expressed an agreement towards deporting Aaron to USA expecting reciprocity from that country.

There's a great possibility that some members in Aaron's team have Russian citizenship making the Kremlin unwilling to cooperate within the suspect's case. Ziv Orenstein and Gery Shalon the other suspects in Aaron's group were detained in Israel in 2015 summer followed with their extradition to New York during July 2016.

A Russian judge has decided Aaron should leave Russia. Meanwhile, Aaron is unaware of his 'most wanted' label in USA, reports Bloomberg.

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