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Alleged Yahoo hacker appealing bail decision, back in court Monday

Source: CBC News

Karim Baratov is shown in a photo from his Instagram account. Baratov, a Canadian man of Kazakh origins, faces charges as one of four suspects in a massive hack of Yahoo emails. (Instagram/Canadian Press)

Lawyers for a Hamilton man accused in a massive hack of Yahoo emails will be in an Ontario court Monday to fight a judge’s decision to deny him bail.

Karim Baratov is appealing an April ruling by Ontario Superior Court Justice Alan Whitten, who found the 22-year-old was too much of a flight risk to be released on bail.

The judge also said Baratov’s parents would not make suitable supervisors because they had not questioned his growing wealth or his business activities while he was living with them.

Baratov was arrested in March under the Extradition Act after U.S. authorities indicted him and three others — two of them allegedly officers of Russia’s Federal Security Service — for computer hacking, economic espionage and other crimes.

The breach at Yahoo affected at least a half billion user accounts, but Baratov is only accused of hacking 80 of them.

In an application for a review of the bail decision, Baratov’s lawyers argued Whitten “made a number of errors in principle.”

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Akhmet Tokbergenov, left, and Dinara Tokbergenova, parents of alleged Yahoo hacker Karim Baratov, leave the court after their son was denied bail, with lawyer Deepak Paradkar. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press)

They say the judge “made findings related to the applicant’s conduct that are not supported by evidence and are in fact…

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