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Vladislav Klyushin

By adamg - 2/14/23 - 2:04 pm

A federal jury in Boston today convicted the owner of a Moscow consulting firm of leading hackers in obtaining pre-release financial info from public held US companies, which let them make $90 million in profits based on the insider information they obtained, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 1/17/23 - 11:06 am

A Russian businessman charged with running a financial hacking scheme against American companies is set to go on trial at the Moakley Courthouse at the end of the month. Read more.

By adamg - 12/8/22 - 11:03 am

The head of a Moscow-based IT firm is scheduled for trial in Boston next month on charges he oversaw hacking that let his company make stock trades on American companies hours before they were scheduled to release news that could affect their prices - hacking allegedly done by employees, including one who faces charges of interference with the 2016 elections. Read more.

By adamg - 5/9/22 - 11:43 am

Update: Trial date re-set to Jan. 30, 2023.

A federal judge today set an Oct. 11 trial date for Vladislav Klyushin, the head of a Russian Internet firm who is charged as part of a conspiracy to trade on corporate financial data his employees and other Russians allegedly obtained via hacking before the information was released to the SEC and the public. Read more.

By adamg - 2/27/22 - 5:26 pm
A Sunseeker 76 yacht

Sunseeker 76, of the type a detained Russian exec bought in 2020.

At just 77 feet long, Moscow resident Vladimir Klyushin's Seven K yacht is just slightly below the lower limit of a "superyacht," which starts around 82 feet, but it would still cut quite the figure in all but the most jaded of ports. Read more.

By adamg - 12/22/21 - 2:25 pm

A federal magistrate judge took no action today on a request from a Russian executive that he be allowed to await trial on fraud charges here in an apartment in the Seaport rather than continue being locked up in a cell at the Plymouth County House of Correction, where he has been held since his extradition from Switzerland last week. Read more.

By adamg - 12/21/21 - 10:18 pm
Russian medal and commendation

Klyushin's government medal and commendation signed by Vladimir Putin; prosecutors don't say for what.

A federal magistrate judge in Boston tomorrow considers whether to set bail for a Russian man accused of a leadership role in a hacking ring that allegedly obtained quarterly financial data from numerous US public companies before the information was released - letting the ring make $80 million in stock-trade profits over just two years. Read more.

By adamg - 12/20/21 - 1:21 pm

An alleged Russian hacker who made the mistake of visiting Switzerland, where he was arrested, now faces federal charges in Boston that he was part of a ring that figured out how to read financial statements of publicly traded companies before they were released, letting them make stock trades that netted them tens of millions of dollars in profits. Read more.

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