Lawyers for Russian man charged with hacking to argue against disqualification

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A federal judge is set to hear arguments on whether the lawyers for a Russian man charged with hacking U.S. businesses will be allowed to stay on the case.

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Lawyers for Roman Seleznev plan to tell a judge Friday morning that the Fox Rothschild law firm took his case and later learned that one of his alleged victims was a former client. They say no conflict of interest exists because the hacking case and the work they did for the other client was different. But one of the alleged victims of the hacking scheme has argued a conflict exists.

Seleznev, the son of a Russian lawmaker, was indicted in 2011 and arrested on charges he hacked into U.S. businesses and installed software that allowed him to steal more than 200,000 credit card numbers. He has pleaded not guilty.