MOSCOW, November 27 - RAPSI. The case on the kidnapping of a son of Kapersky Lab CEO Yevgeny Kaspersky has been submitted to the Moscow Khoroshevsky District Court, the Prosecutor General's Office reported on Tuesday.
Semyon Gromov, Oleg Mayukov, Nikolay Savelyev and his son will be tried in the case.
The investigation has determined that Nikolay Savelyev and his son Nikolay, Sergei Gromov, Oleg Mayukov and Alexei Ustimchuk followed the CEO's 20-year-old son Ivan Kaspersky as of March 2011. They identified where he studied and worked, and also mapped out his daily schedule. Later, they decided to kidnap the young man in Moscow district Strogino.
The Investigative Committee reported that the suspects grabbed the young man on April 19, 2011, threw him into their car, and handcuffed and blindfolded him. They then drove him to an undisclosed location in the Moscow Region where he was held until his release on April 24, 2011.
After speaking with his parents, the kidnappers agreed to prove that the young man was still in good health. The Savelyevs and Ustimchuk were arrested later that same day. Gromov was detained earlier.
Three of the men had prior convictions. A criminal case has been opened against them on charges of kidnapping and extortion, they face up to 15 years in prison.
Kaspersky Lab is the leading Russian developer of anti-virus protection, spam and hacker attacks. It is one of the five leading developer of software for data protection from Internet threats.