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Finland To Extradite Russian Computer Fraud Suspect To U.S.


Finland has decided to extradite to the United States a Russian citizen suspected of computer fraud.

Finland's Ministry of Justice said in a statement on January 8 that Maksim Senakh will be extradited "to the United States for trial."

In a statement, the Russian Foreign Ministry described the decision as “deeply regretful” and reaffirmed its “categorical objections" to the extradition.

Finland arrested Senakh in August at the request of U.S. federal authorities, in a move which Moscow called illegal.

Senakh has been accused in the state of Minnesota of infecting computer servers around the world with malware to attain millions of dollars illegally.

The Finnish Justice Ministry's decision cannot be appealed.

Based on reporting by AFP and Reuters
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