Ac­cused An­caster hacker’s ex­tra­di­tion hear­ing set

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL - CARMELA FRAGOMENI The Hamil­ton Spec­ta­tor

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

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