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United States vs. Babichenko, et. al., 1:18-CR-00258-EJL


  • Pavel Babichenko
  • Piotr Babichenko
  • Timofey Babichenko
  • Gennady Babitchenko
  • Natalya Babichenko
  • Kristina Babichenko
  • Artur Pupko
  • David Bibikov
  • Mikhail Iyerusalimets
  • Anna Iyerusalimets

Case Summary: 

From approximately 2008 through 2018, Pavel Babichenko, Piotr Babichenko, Timofey Babichenko, Gennady Babitchenko, Natalya Babichenko, Kristina Babichenko, Artur Pupko, David Bibikov, Mikhail Iyerusalimets, and Anna Iyerusalimets, along with other known and unknown conspirators, engaged in a scheme to purchase counterfeit electronic goods—primarily Apple iPhones and Samsung cellular products—which they then resold as genuine and new through online platforms such as Amazon and eBay. The defendants operated over a hundred separate business entities to sell their counterfeit goods online to thousands of customers. 


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Court DatesTrial:  The trial in this case is to begin on June 21st, 2021 at 9:00 AM MST in the Federal Courthouse in Boise, Idaho.

Change of Plea: Artur Pupko is scheduled for a Change of Plea hearing 9/25/2019 at 10:15 before Judge Candy W. Dale.

Detention Hearings: Pavel Babichenko, Gennady Babitchenko, Piotr Babichenko and Timofey Babichenko are scheduled for detention hearings on August 28, 2018, before Judge Bush in Courtroom 7 at the Federal Courthouse, 550 W. Fort Street, Boise, Idaho.

Arraignment: All defendants are scheduled to be arraigned on August 23, 2018, before Judge Bush in Courtroom 7 at the Federal Courthouse, 550 W. Fort Street, Boise, Idaho.

Indictment: On August 14, 2018, a federal grand jury returned a thirty-four count indictment.


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Contact Information:

For further information about this case, please contact the Mega Victim Case Assistance Program (MCAP) at (844) 527-5299 or e-mail and reference the “Babichenko” case.

Please do not call the U.S. Attorney’s Office as we do not have the personnel resources to manage high volumes of calls.

The public is reminded that an indictment contains only charges and is not evidence of guilt. The defendants are presumed innocent and are entitled to a fair trial at which the government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.


Updated May 18, 2021

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