RIGA, January 25 - RAPSI. Latvian national Deniss Calovskis, who has been charged with a cybercrime in the United States, has contested the decision to extradite him to the country in the Latvian Supreme Court, local online media reported on Friday.
Aiga Senberga, a spokeswoman for the Latvian Prosecutor General's Office, has confirmed that Calovskis was detained upon the request of the United States.
He remains in custody in Latvia. The Supreme Court will hear his case on January 30, according to the Delfi website.
U.S. federal prosecutors brought charges against three Eastern European residents on Wednesday, including Calovskis, who allegedly cooperated with a Russian and a Romanian citizen to create the Gozi virus that infected over a million computers, including about 40,000 in the United States.
The crime caused millions of dollars in damages.