Bail hearing scheduled for Canadian charged in Yahoo email hack

  • Bail hearing scheduled for Canadian charged in Yahoo email hack

Bail hearing scheduled for Canadian charged in Yahoo email hack

"Baratov also has ties to foreign government officials who ... have demonstrated their willingness to offer sanctuary to at least one of Baratov's co-conspirators after he fled a Western nation where he was a subject of extradition proceedings", the Federal Bureau of Investigation states.

"I believe (U.S. President) Donald Trump is using this to make it appear as if he is going after Russian hackers", he said.

The lawyer for Ancaster's Karim Baratov said Friday's court date is to confirm a bail hearing for his client.

Speaking by text message, Baratov's lawyer, Amedeo DiCarlo, said on Friday that his client denies all the allegations.

Canadian police arrested and detained Baratov on Tuesday in Hamilton, Ontario.

USA authorities are seeking his extradition and have up to 60 days to prepare their case prior to an extradition hearing; until then, Baratov's arrest is provisional.

"I can not describe what Karim does nor who he is until the time is right", he said.

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"There's an indictment that's filed in the United States", he said. However, the Kazakh Foreign Ministry tweeted that this report is not true saying that Baratov was born in Kazakhstan, but lost his Kazakh citizenship in 2011 after he obtained Canadian citizenship.

When asked what he thought Baratov did for a living, Samotulka says, "I thought he was just a stock investor and he just flipped cars 'cause he always had a new vehicle every couple months".

The U.S. officials said they took note of Baratov's extravagant lifestyle through the depictions in his voluminous and showy social media accounts.

Also indicted in the alleged conspiracy that authorities said began in January 2014 were Dmitry Aleksandrovich Dokuchaev, 33, Igor Anatolyevich Sushchin, 43, and Alexsey Alexseyevich (Magg) Belan, 29, all Russian nationals and residents. Dokuchaev and Sushchin are said to be Russian intelligence agents who allegedly masterminded and directed the hacking, the U.S. Justice Department has said.

The warrant for Baratov in the US was issued February 28, and a Canadian application for the provisional arrest was signed March 10.

Yahoo, which is based in California, sent an email in September alerting users that their account information - including email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, passwords and security questions - had been stolen in a cyberattack two years earlier.