US seeks extradition of alleged Ukrainian scammer arrested at Polish border stop

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Nov 2, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP

Polish law enforcement authorities have arrested a Ukrainian man charged with an array of cyber-related crimes at the behest of the U.S. government, which is now seeking his extradition, court documents obtained by CyberScoop reveal.

Yaroslav Vasinskyi, 22, was arrested on Oct. 8 at a border crossing in Dorohusk, a village located on the Polish and Ukrainian border, according to a filing signed by a prosecutor from the Lublin Local Office, a government office in the southeastern city of Chelm.

A witness statement report reveals that Vasinskyi was apprehended in connection with an international search by U.S. authorities. Vasinskyi is charged with committing fraud, accessing a protected computer without authorization and conspiracy with the purpose of money laundering, the charges show. While the charges remain sealed in the U.S., prosecutors in the District Court of Northern Texas issued an arrest warrant in the case on Aug. 11, 2021.

Neither the U.S. Justice Department nor Texas court officials immediately responded to a request for comment.

The U.S. and Poland do have an extradition agreement.

“They’re going to try to extradite him now, which could take forever,” said an attorney close to

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