Aleksej Gubarev (pictured) a Russian tech entrepreneur based in Cyprus, sued BuzzFeed News for defamation after the news outlet published the infamous “Steele Dossier” outlining alleged Russian government efforts to sway the 2016 US election in favour of Donald Trump. The dossier claims Russian spies somehow used Gubarev’s Fort Lauderdale web-hosting company, Webzilla, to hack into Democratic National Committee email accounts, among other charges.
Gubarev maintains those allegations are untrue and sued BuzzFeed to prove his case. U.S. District Court Judge Ursula Ungaro threw out the lawsuit in December 2018, arguing BuzzFeed had a legal right to publish the unconfirmed dossier.
In March 2019 other sealed evidence was opened another cybersecurity expert also believes Webzilla’s servers were likely gamed by Russian spies.
So what are we doing writing about a Russian tech entrepreneur whose tech company may have been used by Russian Spies to influence the US 2016 election which brought President Trump to power.
It’s simple. Aleksej is associated with 80 Sidney Street, Folkestone, where known Russian money launderers and other friends of President Putin can be found.
Aleksej set up ATP Consulting Overseas Ltd at 80 Sidney Street on the 8th May 2015 and the other company officers were
INCORPORATE NOMINEES LTD LLP Designated M, Address: 8 Global Gateway, Rue De La Perle, Providence, Mahe, Seychelles
VINTELLI MANAGEMENT LTD LLP Designated M , Address: 8 Global Gateway, Rue De La Perle, Providence, Mahe, Seychelles
BAYPARK CAPITAL LTD LLP Designated M , Address: 102 Ground Floor, Blake Building, Corner Of Eyre And Hutson Street, Belize City, Belize
GLOBEWAY ADMIN LTD LLP Designated M, Address: 102 Ground Floor, Blake Building, Corner Of Eyre And Hutson Street, Belize City, Belize
Now since we last wrote about 80 Sidney Street in late 2016, the registered owners of the building have not changed. Both are dead. They died in 1988 and 1990 respectively. Dead people cannot own property. As such it is not possible for any company such as the local water company, the council or anyone else to take monies from any company, or person, registered at, or using this address. There is no agreement or lease arrangement for them to do so, as such, even setting up a company at 80 Sidney Street should NOT be possible. But it continues.
So once again, 80 Sidney Street played host to another Russian whose
“companies have provided gateways to the internet for cybercriminals and Russian state-sponsored actors to launch and control large scale malware campaigns over the past decade,”
There are legitimate uses for offshore companies and trusts. We do not intend to suggest or imply that any people, companies or other entities included in this blog post have broken the law or otherwise acted improperly, unless found so by a court of law.
The Shepwayvox Team
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