Russian in NY-based StubHub tickets theft pleads n
Russian in NY-based StubHub tickets theft pleads not guilty
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say the alleged ringleader behind an international scheme to take over more than 1,000 StubHub accounts to buy tickets to sporting events and concerts has pleaded not guilty in New York City.
Vadim Polyakov (vah-DEEM' puhl-yah-KOHF') appeared Monday following his extradition Friday from Spain, where he was arrested last July at a Barcelona hotel.
The 30-year-old Russian national faces money laundering, grand larceny and other charges.
Prosecutors say Polyakov and others used victims' credit card information to access accounts of the San Francisco-based StubHub. Authorities say they then bought and resold 3,500 e-tickets to events such as Justin Timberlake concerts and the U.S. Open.
Police in Ontario, Canada and London say they've also identified bank accounts used to launder the proceeds.
Polyakov's attorney says he's reviewing the charges.