Accused Ancaster hacker’s extradition hearing set
An accused Ancaster computer hacker wanted on charges in the U.S. has had his extradition hearing set for September.
Karim Baratov, 22, is to have his extradition hearing on Sept. 8.
But his lawyer, Amedeo DiCarlo, is still working on determining if it is worth his client waiving extradition proceedings.
The two will be back in court July 19 to either bring an application for more RCMP disclosure over evidence gathered on behalf of the U.S. or to waive the extradition hearing.
Heather Graham, representing the government of Canada in the proceedings, said all the disclosure needed has been given.
Baratov, in a black V-neck T-shirt and black jeans, sat quietly in the prisoner’s box. He is being held in custody pending the outcome of the case.
He is charged in the U.S. with aggravated identity theft and conspiring to commit fraud, in connection with a hacking scheme allegedly organized by Russian intelligence agents.
The scheme is said to have breached about 500 million Yahoo email accounts.
Karim Baratov: In custody