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Extradition hearing date set for Karim Baratov, Canadian accused in Yahoo hack

Amedeo DiCarlo, the lawyer for Karim Baratov, left, arrives at the courthouse in Hamilton, Ont., on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.
Amedeo DiCarlo, the lawyer for Karim Baratov, left, arrives at the courthouse in Hamilton, Ont., on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch

An extradition hearing has been set in the case of Karim Baratov, the Ancaster, Ont., man accused in a massive Yahoo hacking scheme.

Justice Andrew Goodman has set the date for Sept. 8.

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Baratov, 22, was arrested back in March under the Extradition Act after U.S. authorities indicted him and three others for computer hacking and economic espionage.

The 2014 Yahoo attack saw more than 500 million accounts compromised, though Baratov is accused of hacking 80.

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Last month, Baratov’s lawyers were unsuccessful in appealing a judge’s decision to deny him bail.

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Lawyer Amedeo DiCarlo previously mentioned the possibility of waiving the extradition hearing.

With files from the Canadian Press

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