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USA v Internet Reseach Agency Update 3.0

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Posted on May 25 2018

🇷🇺as previously discussed on May 5, 2018, here 

🇷🇺as previously discussed on May 6, 2018,  here 


May 22, 2018 Update 



Case 1:18-cr-00032-DLF


 This joint Motion was recently filed in the case. If you run a docket report, the document # is 14.


And yes there actually is a difference with respect to question of law v question of fact. I could be wrong but seeing particular terminology this early in the stage of the criminal proceedings does make me wonder if this Concord Catering by way of Reed Smith defense strategy. 



With respect to this case, the “nature of the prosecution” warrants a continuance because the case is both unusual and complex due to the number of charged defendants, volume of discovery and existence of novel questions of fact and law. Id. The possibility of “novel questions of fact or law” also warrants a continuance and exclusion of time. 18 U.S.C. § 3161(h)(7)(B)(ii).


At a status hearing held on May 16, 2016, counsel for Concord Management notified the Court that it would be filing multiple potentially dispositive motions challenging the indictment and other proceedings. This Court noted that the volume of proposed motions may require a separate and staggered briefing schedule. (emphasis added)



Largely overlooked by the MSM...take a look, it’s on page 3. It’s an astonishing amount of discovery. 


This case also warrants a continuance and exclusion of time to accommodate the voluminous discovery at issue and to allow sufficient time for the Court to resolve certain outstanding procedural issues unique to discovery in this case.


The government estimates that the relevant discovery in this case involves between 1.5 and 2 terabytes of data. The government has obtained evidence from several hundred different facilities, and data exists in multiple different formats, including forensic images that must be viewed using specialized tools. Moreover, a significant portion of this documentary evidence is in Russian.




Notice that Ryan Dickey? His appointment last year was and is noteworthy. Thus far Dickey is the only team member specializing exclusively on cyber related issues.


To give you a tangible number of how many, let’s say “word documents” would equal two terabytes:


 Approximately Pages 85,899,345 +/- 2,900

pages with 500 characters per page 


A terabyte is 1000x1000x1000x1000 bytes, or 1,000,000,000,000  (one trillion). SC Mueller’s team noted in their brief they have approximately 1.5 to 2 terabytes of Data. That’s a lot of data. See nifty chart below:


      • 1000 bytes is a kilobyte
      • 1000 kilobytes is a megabyte
      • 1000 megabytes is a gigabyte
      • 1000 gigabytes are a terabyte.



Several Hundred Different Facilitates

Date Exist in multiple different formats  

Forensic Images “that must be viewed using specialized tools”

A significant portion of documentary evidence.. in Russia




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