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A convicted cybercriminal has started a political party in the Ukraine. Dmitri Ivanovich Golubov, 24, formed the Internet Party of the Ukraine shortly after the country's elections last September. The party is running on a platform of modernisation and free market economics, campaigning on issues such as rooting out public …

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Pirate

A cracker as a politician?

Well, i guess he might have good chances of being elected... do they use voting machines over there?

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Anonymous Coward

Diplomatic immunity

"immunity from prosecution for criminal activities under the country's constitution"

Blimey, no political scandals there then, they can do what they want.

I wonder if it extends to fixing elections?

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Why must you......

insist on printing contradictions?

"a.........politician interested in ideas and not money."

He'd be the first one.

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Happy

i suppose...

...its probably easier for him to do this than try and find a cushy office job.

good for him.

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Happy

i suppose...

...its easier than him trying to find a cushy office job..

good for him.

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Flame

Cracker, Liar, Thief or Philanderer?

Which makes a better politician?

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Coat

title? we don't need no stinking title.

At least they know from the get-go that he is^H^Hwas a crook. An open and *cough* honest politician? Novel concept...

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Immunity?

Marvellous! As a politician he has plenty of opportunity for corrupt and criminal actions, for which he is constitutionally imune from prosecution! Presumably that bit was written by politicians?

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Happy

No unusual there....

The former prime minister served time for armed robbery and the current prime minister managed to amass a fortune reputed to be around 3.6 Billion US$ by the time she was 36 years old in the mid-90s. Her near total control of the gas industry in Ukraine gave Tymeshenko the nickname of "The Gas Princess".

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Coat

Re: A cracker as a politician?

Not unusual - the Alabama state legislature (among others) used to be full of them.

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It couldn't happen here..

A politician with an in-depth working knowledge of computers, whatever next?

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@John A Blackley

Not a contradiction in this case: he obviously made enough millions pilfering credit-card numbers that he could actually focus on ideas to improve his country.

Seriously though, if a common thief like this carder can get into politics, it's no wonder an adware/malware author like Kent Ertugrul can get into bed with an ISP or three.

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At least he will know something about data security !!

Quite unlike own home grown ones who wouldn't know security if it stood up and bit them in the backside !!

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Coat

@Diplomatic immunity - Anonymous Coward

Much ado about nothing - this is nothing more than cut-and-paste Italian politics.

Italian parties right, left and center have been doing that for years... and look, what a lovely country we live in...

But relax, no Italian pride over there, no IP to protect.

Pilato has a first here... can you remember "Who do you want us to set free? Jesus or Barabba?"

Note: that's not "I'll get my coat" but "A politician is stealing my money" icon

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