Tula court will consider the case of those who helped Navalny to illegally receive bills

YAROSLAVL, November 2 – The criminal case against three men who illegally helped Alexei Navalny to obtain statements from telephone accounts will be considered by the Central District Court of Tula, a date has not yet been set, follows from the data on the court’s website.
According to the Telegram channel Baza, the defendants are employees of a private detective agency Pyotr Katkov, Alexander Zelentsov and Igor Zaitsev, who, using fake documents, received bills from FSB operatives who flew with Navalny.
Baza claims they used fake IDs and fake court orders to get billing. According to the channel, these people were selling the received data to “clients” on the darknet and did not know whose billing they were getting.
The Basmanny Court of Moscow previously said that all three persons involved in this case are under house arrest. They are charged with the articles “Violation of the secrecy of correspondence” and “Forgery of stamps, seals or letterheads” of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.
A card of a criminal case appeared on the website of the Central District Court of Tula, in which Igor Zaitsev, Alexander Zelentsov and Pyotr Katkov appear. The case was handed over to the judge on October 1.
The date for the consideration of the case has not yet been set. The defendants are charged with crimes under Part 1 of Article 138 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, Part 4 of Article 327 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.
The Tula Central District Court provided journalists with a press release, in which the defendants are named only by the first letters of their surname.
“The investigation established that defendants Z., A. and K. provided services for the illegal provision of information about incoming and outgoing telephone, Internet and other connections between subscribers or subscriber devices of communication users (date, time, duration of connections, numbers subscribers, other data allowing to identify subscribers), addresses of their location and used means of communication, “- said in the message.
Thus, the investigation believes that the defendants provided access to information constituting the secret of telephone conversations.
“Obtaining information from cellular operators … was carried out by the defendants under the guise of law enforcement officers, allegedly in connection with the investigation of criminal cases. At the same time, the defendants provided fake court orders authorizing the receipt of this information, and also used fake IDs of employees of the internal affairs bodies,” the message says.
The first of these articles does not imply imprisonment, only a fine, compulsory or corrective labor. For the second, the maximum sentence is four years in prison.


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