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Russia Denounces U.S. After Lawmaker’s Son Faces Charges

The son of a Russian lawmaker was arrested by the U.S. on charges of selling credit card information he stole by hacking into the computers of American retailers, prompting protests by the Foreign Ministry in Moscow.

Roman Seleznev, 30, was arrested overseas by the U.S. Secret Service on July 5 and was ordered detained yesterday during a hearing in federal court in Guam, the Justice Department said yesterday in a statement. He was detained at the airport of Maldivian capital, Male, and flown to Guam after being forced by U.S. agents aboard a plane operated by a private company, the Russian Foreign Ministry said today.