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The Lure: The True Story of How the Department of Justice Brought Down Two of the World’s Most Dangerous Cyber Criminals by Steve Schroeder

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Chapter 11. The Download Revisited

The first week of trial had ended on a positive note. The undercover video and transcript had been powerful evidence against the defendant. The following week, Steve and Floyd decided, could begin with some less dramatic matters.

The evidence that Eliot Lim and Mike Schuler downloaded from the Russian computers provided compelling corroboration of Gorshkov’s active role in the illegal intrusions and extortion attempts. In order to lay the legal foundation for its admission, however, Steve and Floyd would need to put the two of them on the stand and have them tell the jury what they had done to transport that evidence to Seattle. While this testimony was important, it was likely to seem prosaic to the jury. With ...

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