Faced with a key witness expressing concerns about coming to court to testify during the coronavirus pandemic, a federal judge in San Francisco has again postponed the resumption of a criminal trial against a Russian man accused of hacking Silicon Valley technology companies.  

U.S. District Judge William Alsup of the Northern District of California on Thursday said the trial of Yevgeniy Aleksandrovich Nikulin, who has been in custody for 41 months awaiting trial on charges he hacked into computers belonging to LinkedIn, Dropbox and Formspring, would resume on May 4. The date falls after “shelter in place” orders and general orders currently governing court procedures across the Northern District are currently set to expire.

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