An American fugitive accused of conspiring and organizing the largest known cyber-hack on Wall Street came back to the United States from Russia. On Wednesday, Joshua Aaron landed in New York and was arrested immediately at John F. Kennedy International Airport, according to the office of Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara.
Did negotiations with Russia help with Aaron’s arrest?
Aaron’s arrest resolved months of negotiations at a time of extreme tension between Washington and Moscow over hacking. There are reports that his arrest follows negotiations with the U.S. authorities from a migrant detention center near the Russian capital for over seven months.