9 Jan 2019 16:17

Shaltay Boltay hacker group's Teplyakov released on parole

ST. PETERSBURG. Jan 9 (Interfax) - Konstantin Teplyakov, one of the members of the Shaltay Boltay hacker group, has been released on parole, the unified press service for St. Petersburg courts said on Wednesday.

"The administration of Federal State Institution Penal Colony No. 5 reached the conclusion that it would be reasonable to release the inmate on parole. The lawyer explained that Teplyakov has been repeatedly commended by the administration of the colony, is employed, and maintains close social ties with his relatives," the press service said.

Five months and seven days of Teplyakov's sentence remains, the press service said.

The decision on the release on parole has taken effect.

Shaltay Boltay leader Vladimir Anikeyev and his accomplices Teplyakov and Alexander Filinov were arrested in late 2016. They were charged with illegally accessing computer information for personal gain.

In July 2017, the Moscow City Court sentenced Anikeyev, who pleaded guilty to accessing legally protected information and made a plea deal, to two years in a general-security penal colony. The other two men were sentenced to three years in a general-security penal colony.

Anikeyev was released in August 2018.