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Russian Suspected of LinkedIn Hack Fights Extradition to U.S.

May 31, 2017, 4:00 AM

The lawyer for a Russian man facing extradition to the U.S. for alleged cyberattacks on LinkedIn Corp. and Dropbox Inc. said he’ll ask a Czech court to postpone the decision.

The defendant, Yevgeniy Nikulin of Moscow, was arrested on a so-called Red Notice from Interpol while traveling with his girlfriend in Prague on Oct. 5. He was subsequently indicted in California on multiple counts of computer-enabled fraud and identity theft and could face 10 years in jail.

Held in a maximum-security prison in Prague, Nikulin is also wanted by Russian authorities for alleged online theft. The Czech court, caught in ...