[free-sklyarov] Are charges same or amended?

Alex Fabrikant alexf at hkn.eecs.berkeley.edu
Fri Aug 10 01:50:15 PDT 2001

On Thu, 9 Aug 2001, Austin Hook wrote:
> Something I don't quite follow: Has the FBI continued with the same
> charges against Dmitry (i.e., one sale of one copy of Elcomsoft's
> software), or have they amended them?

Keep in mind that the FBI does not prosecute cases. Their job, as I
understand it [IANAL], is to investigate complaints and execute
appropriate arrests. It is up to the prosecution, i.e. the people from US
Attorney's Office, to bring charges against him. Unless I am mistaken,
this is what will formally happen at the pre-trial hearing & arraignment
scheduled for Aug 23. It seems likely, for lack of other data, that the
charges against him will be "mostly" the same as those listed in the
original complaint.


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