American Joshua Aaron, accused in the homeland in hacking databases of JP Morgan Chase and trying to obtain asylum in Russia, arrived in the United States. About it reports Bloomberg with reference to the representative of the Federal Prosecutor of Manhattan.
According to the source, Aaron came to new York flight from Moscow in the afternoon on Wednesday, December 14. Citing its sources the Agency adds that the return of Aaron in the United States occurred after several months of negotiations between the US authorities and the Russian migration service.
Lawyer Aaron Ben Brafman said that his client had escaped the extradition proceedings and is located in the United States voluntarily. According to the defender, Aaron will appear in Federal court in Manhattan on Thursday morning.
In the US Aaron’s accused of 23 counts related to the hacking of personal data of customers of several large US banks, including JP Morgan. Along with him are two Israelis — Gary Deal and Ziv Orenstein. Both of them had previously been detained by the Israeli authorities a month after the issuance of the arrest warrant and deported to the United States.
Aaron came to Moscow in may 2015 for a few weeks before the US charged him and issued a warrant for his arrest. A year later he was arrested in Moscow for violation of visa regime. Then the court decided to assign him a fine of 5 thousand rubles and deported. TASS citing a source in law enforcement bodies reported that Aaron had requested political asylum in Russia, but was refused. to appeal the decision to deport him failed. The American was awaiting deportation in the detention center for foreign citizens at Moscow.
Russia has no extradition agreement with the United States. Informed sources Bloomberg reported that the Russian government offered to extradite the hacker in exchange for similar moves from the United States.