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Russian Hacking Suspect to Be Extradited From Spain to U.S.

A police car is seen parked in Madrid.

A Russian man detained in Spain at the request of U.S. law enforcement officials on suspicion of cyber fraud will soon be extradited to the U.S., Interfax news agency reported Friday, citing a Russian consular official in Madrid.

Vadim Polyakov was arrested in July 2014. He is accused by U.S. authorities of hacking into the ticket sales website StubHub.com and using users' credit card data to buy tickets. Together with his accomplices, Polyakov then resold the tickets, making a profit of at least $10 million, Interfax reported.

"Despite the efforts of the embassy and his [Polyakov's] lawyer, the Council of Ministers of Spain decided he should be extradited. It is expected to take place in the next few days," Konstantin Dorokhin, head of the consular department of the Russian embassy in Madrid, was quoted by Interfax as saying.

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