Seattle lawyer to challenge FBI in Russian hacker sting

Monday, 26 August 2002, 10:00 AM EST

Seattle defense attorney John Lundin told Reuters that he will use the same argument Russia's state security service FSB has used - that the FBI acted criminally in its attempt to nab his client Vasiliy Gorshkov - in an appeal he expects to file after Gorshkov is sentenced Sept. 13 in federal court in Seattle.

"It seems the (Russian) case is intended more to make a point, which is that an expansion of law enforcement techniques would have inevitable ramifications on international relations," said Barry Hurewitz, a lawyer at the law firm of Hale and Dorr, a Washington, D.C.-based expert in Internet law.

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