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Reuters: One of the accused of hacking Yahoo Karim Baratov admits guilt

Canadian citizen Karim Baratov, whom the US accuses of hacking Yahoo's servers along with Russian FSB officers, should face trial in San Francisco on November 28 to announce the terms of the deal with the investigation, the condition of which is confession, Reuters writes on the basis of data from the schedule of meetings of the federal court.


The conclusion about the recognition of Baratov's guilt by Reuters is made from the wording "change of position of the accused" (change of plea); before that, the young man insisted on his innocence. The lawyer representing Baratov's interests refused to confirm the information that his client is going to admit guilt.

Previously, a 22-year-old Kazakh from Kazakhstan Baratov, whom Canadian security officials detained in March on request from his American counterparts, refused the right to appeal extradition to the United States.


According to the US investigators, Russian FSB officers Dmitry Dokuchaev and Igor Sushchin hired Karim Baratov and Alexei Belan to hack mailboxes of Russian journalists, as well as American and Russian officials. Baratov FSB officers were allegedly instructed to gain access to accounts on Google and other services. The Ministry of Justice sent a request to Russia for the extradition of the accused.

Press secretary of President Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Peskov categorically rejected accusations of involvement of FSB officers in hacking mailboxes.

Later, Kommersant wrote that before the scandal with charges in the United States, Igor Sushchin worked in the structure of Renaissance Capital as head of the security department. An employee of the FSB Information Security Center, Dmitry Dokuchaev, was arrested in Russia for another case - of high treason.
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