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Maxim Kovalchuk will be out on bail

Date: April 08, 2004
Source: Computer Crime Research Center
By: Timofey Saytarly

In the San-Jose circuit court, on a case of Ukrainian Maxim Kovalchuk-Vysochanski accused of committing computer crimes in the USA, a judge rejected his lawyer's offer to release the detainee on a written undertaking not to leave a place.

At the same time, judge agreed to consider bail. After the hearing, representatives of Consulate General of Ukraine met the detainee's lawyer and discussed quiestions of bailment or granting him corresponding guarantees.

Through the intermediary of his lawyer Maxim Kovalchuk was offered to meet with the representatives of Consulate General of Ukraine to discuss giving him necessary aid and other details on the case.

Maxim Vysochanski (was born in 1978, Kovalchuk by birth, Vysochanski is his wife's surname) was arrested May 20, 2003, in the Thai capital Bangkok for allegedly committing computer crimes against banks in the USA, in particular, forging credit cards. December 16, 2003 at the final sitting of the Bangkok court a decision was accepted that he was to be extradited to the USA. The Ukrainian refused to appeal this decision. March 26 he was extradited and detained in the circuit jail close to San-Jose, California, the USA.

Meanwhile, Attorney's Office accuses Kovalchuk of four counts: violating copyright, illegal software distribution, money laundering and illegal intrusion into computer network.
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2004-04-08 15:35:07 - hi man , I would like to meet u Sanjay
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