SEATTLE — Opening statements are expected in the trial of a Russian man accused of hacking into U.S. businesses to steal credit card information.
Roman Seleznev is charged in a 40-count indictment with wire and bank fraud, hacking and identity theft charges. Prosecutors say he made millions selling the credit card data on a special website.
Prosecutors on Monday are expected to make their opening statements in U.S. District Court after a jury is seated.
Seleznev's lawyer, John Henry Browne, said he may skip his opening statement, which means the government could start calling witnesses by the afternoon. Browne plans to argue that prosecutors have failed to adequately connect Seleznev with the computer hacks that hit more than 200 businesses over several years.
The trial is expected to run more than two weeks.