Cybersecurity & Tech Surveillance & Privacy

Russian Credit Card Fraud Suspect Finally Appears in U.S. Federal Court

Gordon Ahl
Thursday, November 14, 2019, 12:12 PM

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On Nov. 12, Russian national Aleksei Yurievich Burkov made an initial court appearance in Alexandria, Virginia. The appearance followed his extradition from Israel that had faced strong opposition from Russian officials. The indictment from 2016 alleges that Burkov ran a website called Cardplanet that contributed to more than $20 million in credit card fraud. The arrest warrant and indictment are available below.

Gordon Ahl is a senior at Georgetown University, studying international politics. He is an intern at Lawfare and the Brookings Institution.

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