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The Latest: Russian man charged with hacking into US firms to testify that arrest was illegal

The latest on a hearing for a Russian man charged with hacking into U.S. businesses (all times local):

9:20 a.m.

Federal agents who took a Russian hacking suspect into custody at a Maldives airport have testified that they treated him well and that he didn't ask to talk to a lawyer or the consulate.

Roman Seleznev tells a different story. He's scheduled to take the stand Friday to describe what he calls a traumatic arrest last year.

In a written statement to the court, Seleznev said agents screamed at him and pushed him around. He also says he repeatedly asked for a lawyer and for the agents to contact the Russian embassy.

His lawyers say the arrest violated Maldivian law and his charges should be dismissed.

Prosecutors say Seleznev hacked into the computer systems of U.S. restaurants and other businesses and stole about 2 million credit card numbers that he later sold.