Russian diplomats visited an inmate in the United States, Yuri Martysheva

© AP Photo / Chuck NovaraКоридор prison in the United States. Archival photoRussian diplomats visited an inmate in the United States, Yuri Martysheva© AP Photo / Chuck Novara

Diplomats of the Russian Embassy has visited the prisoner in the U.S. of Russian citizen Yuri Martysheva accused of fraud, as noted in the Embassy, the Russians did not complain of conditions of detention and regular contact with relatives by phone.

«Embassy diplomats visited the prison in the Northern Neck of Virginia, a Russian citizen Yuri Martysheva. The Russian contains in General mode. Complaints of conditions of detention and state of health has not. Reported that works at the prison on a voluntary basis. Communicates regularly with legal counsel and relatives by phone and video communication», — is spoken in the message of the Embassy in Facebook.

Earlier, lawyer Alexei Tarasov said that the US authorities refused to grant visas to the mother Martysheva. Also the lawyer reported earlier that the sentencing Martysheva moved from 19 October to 19 April 2019. According to him, the defense will ask to reduce the sentence to 5 years in prison.

Martysheva detained in Latvia to 2017 and extradited to the United States. The trial is held in Alexandria, Virginia. He had previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit computer fraud and aiding and abetting computer fraud. He faces on these items is up to 15 years in prison, in the case of a concurrent sentence on two counts — up to 10 years. In exchange for the recognition of Martyrium his guilt on two counts, the Prosecutor agreed to drop two other counts, including two episodes of fraud, each of which threatened the defendant’s prison term to 30 years.

Similar charges were brought against another defendant in the case, the citizen of Latvia, Ruslan Bondar.

Martyshev admitted that he created a computer service on which it was possible to verify that antivirus programs can detect certain files or programs.

In agreement, the plea States that Martyshev and his accomplice Cooper sold his services to company z, which was based in Virginia. The company then resold the software to more than three thousand clients. As claimed by the prosecution, the result was damage to more than 16 thousand computers.

Under the agreement, Martyshev is obliged to compensate the damage in amount of more than 125 thousand dollars.