MOSCOW, February 6 (RAPSI) – Moscow’s Meshchansky District Court on Wednesday sentenced Ukrainian citizen Yury Lysenko to 13 years in high security prison for cybertheft of one billion rubles (over $15 million) from Russian banks, RAPSI learnt in the court’s press service.

Lysenko was found guilty of organizing a criminal group and cyber fraud.

Investigators claimed that in June through November 2014, Yury Lysenko organized a criminal group specializing in theft of funds from the commercial banks, allegedly managing to embezzle over one billion rubles.

According to case papers, hackers stole 39.5 million rubles from Promsvyazbank, 45 million rubles from Bank Uralsib, 106 million rubles from Trust Bank and 883.5 million rubles from Bank Zenit.

Fourteen defendants were charged with organizing a criminal group, membership in a criminal group, cyber fraud and theft.

The Prosecutor’s General Office said in 2017 that one of the hacking group members, Anton Testov, had already been convicted in this case.