US: Info given to indicted Russian company improperly used

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A Russian company charged by special counsel Robert Mueller shouldn't be permitted to review sensitive evidence outside of the United States because confidential material it has already received was improperly released as part of a "disinformation campaign."

That's according to a court filing from prosecutors Wednesday in the case against Concord Management and Consulting LLC.

Prosecutors cite a Twitter account that surfaced last year purporting to have a stolen copy of evidence provided to the company. The tweet included a link to a webpage that contained file folder names and folder structure matching the material Mueller produced.

Concord is one of three entities and 13 individuals charged in a conspiracy to spread disinformation on social media during the 2016 presidential campaign.

A lawyer for Concord didn't return a phone message.



 
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