The FBI has accused Russia of stealing emails from the Democratic National Committee (DNC), according to an indictment unsealed in a Manhattan federal court.
A federal grand jury indicted Russian hacker Guccifer 2.0 on Tuesday, alleging that he had stolen emails from former DNC Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s emails, as well as those of the campaign of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Guccifer was the first person to hack into the DNC’s email system, and later used it to release internal emails from Clinton’s campaign, including emails from DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Shultz.
He also reportedly leaked internal emails to WikiLeaks and shared them with Russian intelligence.
The indictment was unsealed on Wednesday, and said Gucciferer was believed to have been working with Russian operatives.
It was not immediately clear how much Gucciffer 2.
0 had taken or how much money he had.
He was arraigned on Tuesday afternoon and was released on $500,000 bail.
The FBI said Gucci 2.
do not plan to contest the indictment.
The Russian government denied involvement in the cyberattacks.
The DNC did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
In March, the FBI indicted Guccifa r2.0 in a separate case.
He faces a maximum of 20 years in prison for that count.
The indictment was dismissed in March.
In the indictment, the federal agents alleged that Guccieferr 2.
“Gucciferr 2 .
is the principal operator of Guccie r2 .’s Russian-based cybersecurity infrastructure,” the FBI said in a statement.
“Gucciefer 2 .
has been a persistent and persistent cybercriminal with a history of committing a number of significant and highly destructive cybercrime acts.”
In February, a federal judge in California ordered the release of some emails belonging to the DNC from a hacker who had stolen them from the campaign.
The emails were among more than a dozen hacked emails that were released by WikiLeaks, which was led by Guccifyers founder Julian Assange.