Court left leader of Shaltay-Boltay Anikeev under arrest
The hacker will remain in the pre-trial detention center till May 8. The complaint of defense and the petition for release him under house arrest were rejected.
The Moscow City Court upheld the decision of the Lefortovo Court on extension of period of arrest to the leader of hacker group Shaltay-Boltay Vladimir Anikeev. It is marked that the complaint and the petition of defense were rejected.
As the CrimeRussia wrote earlier, Anikeev concluded bargain with investigation and now his case will be considered in special order － without study of proofs and interrogation of witnesses. Earlier it was reported that the leader of Shaltay-Boltay gave confession on himself and his accomplices - Aleksander Filinov and Konstantin Teplyakov right after detention. Participants of the group are accused of Illegal Access to Computer Information which was made by previous concert as a part of group (part 3 Art. 272 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).
According to investigating authorities, Shaltay-Boltay group under the leadership of Vladimir Anikeev was engaged in hacking of cell phones and e-mails of officials and representatives of business, and then sold obtained restricted information.
The billionaire colonel who held the post of head of the regional Economic Security Department, and then Economic Security and Anti-Corruption Department for more than 12 years, kept his 1 billion ($15.2 mln) in bank accounts.