Russian pleads not guilty in biggest US hacking case

ARussian man accused of being part of the largest cybercrime ringever prosecuted in the United States pleaded not guilty onMonday to charges that could send him to prison for decades.

Dmitriy Smilianets, 29, of Moscow, entered the plea duringan afternoon hearing in federal court in Newark, New Jersey.

His attorney told Reuters that he would fight the chargesand that he was looking into possible irregularities with thecircumstances of his arrest last year in the Netherlands.