Federal prosecutors going after alleged Russian hacker mistakenly turn over unrelated case documents, lawyer says

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Apr 11, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP

Federal prosecutors working the insider trading and hacking case against a Russian millionaire extradited to the U.S. in December inadvertently gave the Russian’s lawyers materials from separate, non-related cases, the suspect’s lawyer said in a court filing last week.

The material included “individuals and phone records that do not seem to be related to this case,” and “other potential cases involving Russian businessmen with potential ties to the former Trump administration,” the April 5 filing reads.

Maksim Nemtsev — the Boston-based lawyer representing a Russian tech executive, Vladislav Klyushin, 41, who stands accused of insider trading based on hacked non-public information — included the claim in an April 5 filing protesting Klyushin’s pretrial detention. The federal magistrate in the case, Marianne Bowler, denied bail for Klyushin Jan. 24 based on his lack of ties to the U.S., “substantial financial means,” an alleged “degree of sophistication needed to facilitate clandestine flight” and the fact that his co-defendants in the case have yet to be arrested.

Nemtsev’s filing also noted that the defense is “investigating” whether some of the files produced by the government in response to a grand jury subpoena may

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