RIGA, January 31 - RAPSI, Vadim Radionov. Deniss Calovskis, Latvian national, must be extradited to the United States to face charges for cyber crimes, the Latvian Supreme Court ordered Thursday.
The extradition hearing lasted for 90 minutes. Ilona Bulgakova, Calovskis' lawyer, told the court that extradition violated her client's rights.
The court rejected the argument and granted the extradition.
A Supreme Court ruling is not subject to appeal. However, it is the Latvian government that will make the final decision on the defendant's extradition.
U.S. federal prosecutors brought charges against three Eastern European residents on Wednesday, including Calovskis, who allegedly cooperated with Russian and Romanian citizens to create the Gozi virus that infected over a million computers, about 40,000 in the United States.
The crime caused millions of dollars in damages.