Russian bot-herder and election-fiddling suspect closer to US trial

It’s an international tug-of-war: Russia also wants to extradite Peter Levashov

By Richard Chirgwin

The 36-year-old Russian accused of herding pump-and-dump spambots will be tried in America, following a decision of a Spanish court.

Peter Yuryevich Levashov was arrested in Spain in April 2017 and accused of running the Kelihos botnet.

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