Ariel Neuman Quoted by Law360 on Russian Hack Indictment

Principal Ariel Neuman was quoted in the Law360 article, “Russian Hack Charges Offer Rare Look at Spy vs. Spy Battles,” detailing the indictment brought against 12 Russian military officers, as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Unsealed on July 20th, the 29-page case offers unprecedented insight into how Russian intelligence officers allegedly hacked the computers of Democratic officials, tracked their activity, and ultimately conspired to spread damaging intel on Hillary Clinton and her allies. The amount of detail included in the indictment is extremely rare and suggests it’s a strategic move by Mueller.

“By including so much detail, the special counsel’s office is letting everyone know these allegations are real and prosecutors have the goods to back it up in court with real evidence,” said Neuman. “Part of the rationale is also surely to ratchet up pressure on other individuals who might be under investigation and more easily subject to U.S. jurisdiction. If the special counsel has this much detail on covert Russian hacking activities, what else must they have?”

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