- Associated Press - Monday, April 20, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - The Manhattan district attorney’s office says the alleged ringleader behind an international scheme has pleaded not guilty to taking over more than 1,000 StubHub accounts to buy tickets to sporting events and concerts.

Vadim Polyakov (vah-DEEM’ puhl-yah-KOHF’) appeared Monday. He was extradited Friday from Spain, where he was arrested last July at a Barcelona hotel.

The 30-year-old Russian national faces money laundering, grand larceny and other charges.

Prosecutors say Polyakov and others used victims’ credit card information to access accounts of the San Francisco-based StubHub. Authorities say they bought and resold 3,500 e-tickets to events such as Justin Timberlake concerts and the U.S. Open.

Police in Ontario, Canada, and London say they’ve also identified bank accounts used to launder the proceeds.

Polyakov’s attorney says he’s reviewing the charges.

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