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Internet Research Group et al Indictment & Updated

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Posted on May 05 2018

 

USA v. INTERNET RESEARCH AGENCY LLC et al

Case No 1:18-cr-00032-DLF

 

DOJ-OPA-SCO February 16, 2018

District of Columbia returned an indictment on Feb. 16, 2018, against 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities accused of violating U.S. criminal laws in order to interfere with U.S. elections and political processes. The indictment charges all of the defendants with conspiracy to defraud the United States, three defendants with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud, and five defendants with aggravated identity theft.

 

Link to to the Original Indictment, here (via DOJ-OPA-SCO)

 

In the age of Trump, Fridays are no longer slow news days. In fact everyday is a breaking news day. It is exhausting and I really have zero idea how the media keeps up.

 

Last night shortly before 8PM EDT the Special Counsel’s Office filed:

MOTION to Continue Initial Appearance and Arraignment by USA as to INTERNET RESEARCH AGENCY LLC, CONCORD MANAGEMENT AND CONSULTING LLC, CONCORD CATERING, YEVGENIY VIKTOROVICH PRIGOZHIN, MIKHAIL IVANOVICH BYSTROV, MIKHAIL LEONIDOVICH BURCHIK, ALEKSANDRA YURYEVNA KRYLOVA, ANNA VLADISLAVOVNA BOGACHEVA, SERGEY PAVLOVICH POLOZOV, MARIA ANATOLYEVNA BOVDA, ROBERT SERGEYEVICH BOVDA, DZHEYKHUN NASIMI OGLY ASLANOV, VADIM VLADIMIROVICH PODKOPAEV, GLEB IGOREVICH VASILCHENKO, IRINA VIKTOROVNA KAVERZINA, VLADIMIR VENKOV. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A,# 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Text of Proposed Order)(Rhee, Jeannie) 

 

 I suppose you’d like to see what Special Counsel Mueller’s office filed, sans a paywall, right? 

 

Document # 7

 

Whereby the SCO discloses that they attempted to service on the defendants by delivering copies of the summonses to the Office of the Prosecutor General of Russia. The Office of the Prosecutor General of Russia declined accepting the summonses. The Special Counsel in-turn and pursuant to the “mutual legal assistance treaty” submitted the summonses to the Russian Government. 
the defendants. That office, however, declined to accept the summonses.

To the government’s knowledge, no further steps have been taken within Russia to effectuate service.

 

Page 2, paragraph 2:

 

In which we find out on April 11, 2018, “counsel entered appearances on behalf of one of the defendants, Concord [Caterting]“ and the Special Counsel discloses:

“...counsel sent broad-ranging requests for information to the government. Counsel sought a bill of particulars, demanding 51 categories of information, including details about online platforms the government has discovered, individuals believed to have been involved in charged and uncharged activity, and names of potential witnesses.”

requested discovery, including of all statements, recordings, or electronic surveillance of Concord officers and employees,

Attachment B, at 1-3, and, as “a predicate” to motions practice, information about more than 70 years of American foreign policy—“each and every instance” from “1945 to present” where the U.S.
government “engaged in operations to interfere with elections and political processes in any foreign country,” (emphasis added)

 

Page 3-4 emails always the emails:

Not to be too elementary, it’s a given that “service” is a critical step in the litigation process. Meaning Prosecutors must show they made a “good faith effort or efforts” in serving the defendant(s) summonses, otherwise it runs a foul of the Federal Criminal Rules of Procedure. Read pages 3-4 very carefully, specifically see paragraph number 2 on page 4. At first glance I thought, great what kind of lawyer did the Russians hire, I hear Michael D Cohen might be in the market for legitimate clients and hefty billable hours. 

 

Notwithstanding, the following defendants:

ALEKSANDRA YURYEVNA KRYLOVA

ANNA VLADISLAVOVNA BOGACHEVA

CONCORD CATERING
CONCORD MANAGEMENT AND CONSULTING LLC

 

Are represented by Katherine Seikaly and Eric A. Dubelier both with the firm of Reed Smith. Rhetorically speaking how does a “catering company” with marginal actual business revenue afford a firm like Reed Smith? 

Katherine Seikaly, bio & cv listed on Reed Smith website, here

Eric A. Dubelier, bio & cv listed on Reed Smith website, here 

 

 

EXHIBIT A

Reed Smith April 11, 2018 Letter to Special Counsel Mueller’s officr

5 pages presented sans commentary.

No really I literally have ZERO words

 

EXHIBIT B

Reed Smith Follow Up Letter to Special Counsel Mueller’s office

5 pages presented sans commentary.

The broad scope presents actual questions about Reed Smith’s patriotism and our shared National Secrurity. Again why does Reed Smith always seem to pop up?

 

EXHIBIT C April 20, 2018

Letter from SCO to Reed Smith

Actual copies of the summonses 

 

 

EXHIBIT D

email from Reed Smith to the Special Counsel’s Office 

 

 

Thus ends your transmission...as of now there are no Open Source links to these filings. I do think it’s something to watch. Also remember this entry regarding Reed Smith? Why do they always seem to randomly pop up? Perhaps Reed is the new Skaden Arps? Previous entry, here  

 

Sure Donald, Russia is a RUSE...no one from my campaign ever met with Russians or communicated with Russians. Lies after lies after lies. We deserve better than Donald Trump...

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