View Full Version : Russian man accused of running vast spamming network pleads not guilty in US

12-06-2010, 09:28 PM
MILWAUKEE - A 23-year-old Russian man accused of masterminding a vast worldwide spamming network pleaded not guilty Friday in federal court in Wisconsin to violating a U.S. anti-spam law.
The judge ordered Oleg Y. Nikolaenko held without bond, saying he was a flight risk because of his access to cash and his lack of ties to Wisconsin or the U.S.
Nikolaenko was brought into court wearing bright orange prison pants and matching sweatshirt and shackled at the ankles. His attorney entered the plea as a Russian interpreter translated for the Moscow man.
Prosecutors say Nikolaenko ran a network that involved placing malicious code on unsuspecting users' computers ... (