PRAGUE – The Czech Justice Ministry says Russia has joined the United States in seeking the extradition of a Russian man who faces charges in the United States of hacking and stealing information from computers at LinkedIn, Dropbox and other San Francisco Bay Area companies.
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The Justice Ministry said Wednesday that Russia wants Yevgeniy Nikulin of Moscow extradited due to a 2009 Internet theft. Russian officials previously had said they were working to prevent his extradition to the U.S.
Nikulin was arrested in Prague on Oct. 5 after Interpol issued an international warrant. Czech officers cooperated with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the case.
The ministry says the 29-year-old will remain jailed until his extradition hearing at a Prague court. No date has been set for the hearing.