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Two Ukrainian Men Plead Not Guilty to Cybercrime Charges

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Lincoln - Two Ukrainian men have pleaded not guilty in federal court to charges related to a major cybercrime operation.

The men are suspected of involvement in an operation that used computer malware to steal millions of dollars.

The U.S. Department of Justice said Friday that 31-year-old Yuriy Konovalenko and 36-year-old Yevhen Kulibaba are among nine people charged by a federal grand jury in August 2012 with racketeering activity, conspiracy to commit computer fraud, identity theft and other counts.

The indictments were unsealed Friday in U.S. District Court in Lincoln.

The Justice Department said Konovalenko and Kulibaba were recently extradited from the United Kingdom. The men entered their pleas Friday afternoon and another hearing was set for June 2.

According to officials, victims included one Nebraska bank along with others in at least four other states: Kentucky, Iowa, Illinois and Massachusetts. 

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