Accused of treason, Ilya Sachkov risks spending 18 years behind bars.
According to Sergei Afanasiev, Sachkov’s lawyer, at the last debate of the parties, the prosecutor asked to sentence Sachkov to 18 years in prison. The defense insists on justification.
Ilya Sachkov was arrested and imprisoned in a pre-trial detention center in September 2021. He is charged with high treason, for which a punishment of 12 to 20 years in prison is provided. The defendant himself does not admit guilt.
Group-IB is a Russian cybersecurity company. In the spring of 2022, the spin-off of the company’s Russian assets was completed, and it continued to operate in Russia under the new FACCT brand
The materials of the case, like most cases of treason, are classified. However, as it became known from a document published on June 15 by the VChK-OGPU Telegram channel, the accusation is that Sachkov handed over secret information to foreigners more than 10 years ago, the nature of which was not disclosed.
According to Sachkov’s defense side, this case has nothing to do with the activities of Group-IB.