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.
New details appear in the case against Samara prosecutor Andrei Pavlov. These details indicate close ties between the regional law enforcement system and criminal world. The main element of their relations is money. This confirms once again: neither reforms nor salary hikes for law enforcement officials can eliminate the trivial human greed. The main principle of corrupt officers is: if the position allows to make ‘side’ money, you must do so.
Also the top 15 largest executors of state orders among individual entrepreneurs, many of which have billions of turns, includes a food supplier for schools, kindergartens and penitentiary colonies in the Chelyabinsk region and the main pharmacist in the same region.