Data Protection

Russian Credit Card Fraud Suspect Finally Appears in U.S. Federal Court

By Gordon Ahl
Thursday, November 14, 2019, 12:12 PM

On Nov. 12, Russian national Aleksei Yurievich Burkov made an initial court appearance in Alexandria, Virginia. The appearance followed his extradition from Israel that had faced strong opposition from Russian officials. The indictment from 2016 alleges that Burkov ran a website called Cardplanet that contributed to more than $20 million in credit card fraud. The arrest warrant and indictment are available below.