Karim Baratov pleaded guilty to charges returned by a grand jury in the Northern District of California in February for hacking email accounts and selling the passwords to an agent of Russia's intelligence agency, the department said in a statement. Baratov, a 22-year-old Canadian citizen born in Kazakhstan, was arrested in Canada in March at the request of U.S. prosecutors. The Justice Department announced charges in March against Baratov and three other men, including two officers in Russia's Federal Security Service, or FSB, for their roles in the 2014 theft of 500 million Yahoo accounts.

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