US indicts 13 Russians for interfering in its 2016 presidential elections

Updated: Feb 17, 2018, 09:40 IST | Agencies

The office of special counsel Robert Mueller announced on Friday that 13 Russians have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Washington DC for interfering in the 2016 US election

Robert Mueller
Robert Mueller

The office of special counsel Robert Mueller announced on Friday that 13 Russians have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Washington DC for interfering in the 2016 US election. Charged in the indictment is the so-called Internet Research Agency, which is known as a Russian state-backed 'troll farm,' two companies named Concord and 13 Russians, according to The Guardian.

The individuals listed as charged are Mikhail Ivanovich Bystrov, Mikhail Leonidovich Burchik, Aleksandra Yuryevna Krylova, Anna Vladislavovna Bogacheva, Sergey Pavlovich Polozov, Maria Anatolyevna Bovda, Robert Sergeyevich Bovda, Dzheykhun Nasimi Ogly, Vadim Vladimirovich Podkopaev, Gleb Igorevitch Vasilchenko, Irina Viktorovna Kaverzina, Yevgeny Viktorovich Prigozhin and Vladimir Venkov.

All were charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States, the newspaper said. US intelligence agencies concluded that Russians mounted an attack on the US election system aimed at electing Donald Trump to the presidency. According to the unsealed indictment the accused conspired - from 2014 until today - to interfere "with the US political and electoral processes, including the presidential election of 2016."

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No. of Russian companies named in the indictment

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