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Accused Fraudster Pleads Not Guilty in U.S.

A Russian national accused of setting up an online fraud ring that used stolen credit card details to defraud U.S. retailers of millions of dollars has pleaded not guilty in a Pittsburgh court, according to U.S. media reports.

Michigan-based Artur Gorlov, 28, who allegedly used the online pseudonym "Evilvodka," was indicted on charges of conspiracy and wire fraud in 2011, but he remained at large until arrested by U.S. authorities as he disembarked from a plane at New York's JFK airport last month, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Prosecutors have accused Gorlov of helping establish a group called "Atlanta Alliance," which between 2005 and 2010 is believed to have run a network that used stolen credit card data to buy goods inside the U.S.

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