Canadian accused in Russian hack still seeking release

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The lawyer for the 22-year-old Ancaster, Ont. man wanted in the United States in connection with a Russian hacking scheme that affected 500 million Yahoo accounts is hoping to bring the young man across the border himself.

Amedeo DiCarlo, the lawyer for accused Karim Baratov, says he has met with American officials and hopes to bring his client to the U.S. under special arrangements with the FBI and other authorities.

Whether DiCarlo will succeed in taking Baratov to the States is contingent on if can appeal the Ontario Appeals Court after his client was denied bail in a hearing last month.

Both are in court today in Hamilton to set a date for an extradition hearing. If convicted by an American court, Baratov could face up to 20 years in prison.

Baratov was arrested at his home on March 14 where he was charged with aggravated identity theft and conspiring to commit fraud.

Read more at The Star

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.