June 13, 2017
An accused hacker from Russia claims the FBI tried to bribe him into taking the blame for hacking John Podesta’s email server.
Yevgeniy Nikulin was arrested in Prague on October 5th, 2016 for allegedly stealing information from Dropbox, and other sites.
Days later, U.S Intelligence officials publicly accused Russia of hacking DNC emails.
While awaiting trial, he told a Russian news agency that the FBI offered to drop the charges, grant him U.S. citizenship. and give him cash if he confessed to taking part in the hacking of John Podesta’s emails in July of 2016.
Last month, a Czech court ruled he could be extradited to Russia or the U.S. to face separate hacking charges.
He chose the U.S.