Robert Bales

New defense in Russian's hacking case requests another delay to go through piles of evidence

New defense in Russian's hacking case requests another delay to go through piles of evidence

Five years after he was charged in a sealed federal indictment and almost two years after he was captured by U.S. agents in the Indian Ocean nation of the Maldives, accused Russian hacker Roman Seleznev finally seemed ready to face justice in the United States.

He hadn't attempted to escape from a federal detention center near Seattle, for example, though it was something he and his father, a Russian lawmaker, had reportedly discussed last fall on a monitored prison phone.

He has almost completely stopped acting as his own attorney and running afoul of the American legal process.

And he seemed pleased with what is now the sixth set of attorneys hired to represent...

59°