Guccifer Sent Back To Romanian Prison

Hacker, who exposed private email server of Hillary Clinton, will return to US in 2018 to serve 52-month jail term.

Cybercriminal Marcel Lazar, more popularly known as “Guccifer,” has been sent back to Romania to finish a seven-year jail term from a previous conviction in Romania on the request of the Romanian Justice Ministry, reports The Washington Times. Guccifer was already serving his sentence, when he was extradited to the US in April 2016 to face charges of multiple felonies.

A US court last month sentenced the hacker to 52 months in prison for a number of high-level computer breaches in the country targeting former Secretary of State Colin Powell and Hillary Clinton advisor Sidney Blumenthal, among others. Guccifer leaked content of emails and also exposed that presidential candidate Clinton used a private server to send and receive classified emails while Secretary of State.

On completion of his term in Romania in 2018, the hacker will be sent back to the US to serve his time in this country.

Read more on The Washington Times.

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