Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Alleged Yahoo Hacker to Appeal Ruling That Denied Him Bail in June

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Alleged Yahoo Hacker to Appeal Ruling That Denied Him Bail in June

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Alleged hacker sets date for bail appeal

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A Canadian accused in a massive hack of Yahoo emails will be back in court next month to contest a judge's decision to deny him bail.

Ontario Superior Court Justice Alan Whitten said last month that Karim Baratov, 22, is too much of a flight risk given his easy access to money and his ability to ply his alleged trade from anywhere in the world.

Whitten also said he didn't believe Baratov's parents would make good supervisors because they had turned a blind eye to his alleged activities while he lived under their roof.

Defence lawyers had argued the allegations against their client were inflated and argued the young man was neither as rich nor as well-connected as he had been portrayed.

They say Baratov is set to appeal his bail decision on June 5.

Baratov was arrested under the Extradition Act after U. …

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