Only one person involved in Shaltay-Boltay's case challenges investigation's actions
Ordinary member of the hacker gang Alexander Filinov does not admit his guilt and intends to appeal against his arrest.
Member of the hacker group Shaltay-Boltay (Humpty Dumpty) Alexander Filinov is protesting against the decision of the investigation and court. He is one among the other defendants in the case, opened under Article 272 of the Criminal Code (Illegal Access to Computer Information), opposed his arrest, but vain. The appeal of a decision on the arrest of Filinov was inconclusive - the Moscow City Court ruled that he could hide from investigators abroad. The defendant filed another complaint – on the extension of the arrest.
Leader of the hacker OCG Vladimir Anikeev previously filed an application for a pre-trial agreement, and testified to other members of the group and the FSB.
Kommersant reported that FSB investigator Sergey Agouzarov, who previously investigated the case of student Alexandra Ivanova (Barbara Karaulova), now oversees the case. In December 2016, she was given 4.5 years in prison for attempting to join the Islamic State (forbidden terrorist organization in Russia).
As the CrimeRussia previously reported, members of the hacker group Shaltay-Boltay - its leader Vladimir Anikeev (Lewis) and his partners Konstantin Teplyakov (March Hare) and Alexander Filinov (Mad Hatter) - were arrested after breaking accounts of influential businessmen and politicians. In addition, thanks to the testimony of Lewis there were arrested officers of the FSB ISC Sergey Mikhailov and Dmitry Dokuchaev and employee of Kaspersky Lab Ruslan Stoyanov. They are accused of passing information to foreign intelligence services.
The prosecutors want the former Russian Federation Council member to go to prison for 14 years instead of 9 and pay a 500-million-ruble ($8.8 million) fine instead of 70 million rubles ($1.2 million).