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.
Billionaire Viktor Vekselberg has repaid loans in the amount of $1 billion taken from the Western banks. Earlier, his Renova Group had received state support from Promsvyazbank. Renova representatives say they have repaid the loan with the company’s own funds.
Federation Council member Vadim Nikolaev whose son had gotten into a fight strongly suggested that the other kids and their parents dropped beating charges, making it clear that he had already been to prosecutors and the ICR and “gotten it all dealt with.”
The businessman agreed to exchange the assets of Liwet Holding, through which Vekselberg’s company owned the shares of high-tech European concerns, for the assets of his partners Evgeny Olkhovik and Vladimir Kremer.