“He is not, as he said, a high-performance policeman by day and Haurus by night.
He is permanently Haurus, in the shoes of a policeman.
"Haurus, the pseudonym of this DGSI police officer tried since Tuesday in Nanterre (Hauts-de-Seine) for selling confidential information on the Darknet.
For the prosecutor of Nanterre, Catherine Denis, who insisted on petitioning in person against this agent, who "changed sides", this man is "an individual devoid of moral sense and without scruple, who betrayed the Republic".
She asked for seven years' imprisonment against her, with a warrant of committal.
So, if the day he delivers his judgment, July 22, the court follows these requisitions, the deposed policeman will leave with handcuffs in the cell, where he spent a year in pre-trial detention, from his arrest in the same premises. of the DGSI, in September 2018.
The agent was paid in bitcoins
The "doxing", this practice consisting in revealing personal data without the knowledge of those which it concerns, is the essence of what is reproached to the police officer.
"Behind the doxing, there are serious attacks on people, filigree settling of scores in Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône), harassment, fraud to the detriment of the Ministry of Justice", sweeps the prosecutor.
Indeed, after certain searches by Haurus in the police files on members of the Marseille banditry, some were shot dead.
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The fruit of his research, Haurus sold them via his “shop” on the Darknet, in particular to a Marseillais who ordered them, for remuneration in bitcoins.
"He used all the resources of his assignment and his authorizations to the DGSI, without worrying about the consequences for the people whose extremely personal data he sold", summarizes Catherine Denis.
Haurus' banner on the Darknet.
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"He was at the DGSI, yes, but any police officer has access to these files," pleaded Haurus' lawyer, Me Yassine Bouzrou.
From the Cristina file (
Editor's note: classified defense secret and specific to the DGSI)
, he did nothing.
Can you imagine if he had sold information about their planned arrest to people on the S files the following week?
He could have cashed in much more sensitive and much more expensive information ... You have to take into account what he did not do.
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The bandits of Marseille are not the only known victims of Haurus and his clients.
Christelle, a woman accusing Tariq Ramadan of having raped her, was also "doxed".
She is also a civil party at the trial.
But there was also Thierry Ardisson, Nigel Farage, Laure Boulleau… However, it was impossible to define the true number of searches.
Investigators have found traces of nearly 400 illegitimate file consultations.
The amount of winnings is also difficult to assess.
Haurus advances some 50,000 euros with benefits of 100 or 200 euros.
"Small amounts of goods for very useful information", insisted Me Bouzrou, alluding to the paparazzi, always looking for the places of fall of the people, and to the private detective, one of the best clients of Haurus, tried in this case. .
Catherine Denis requested four years of reprieve against this man whom she considers "the most reinsertable" of the five defendants tried at the same time as Haurus.
Regarding the Marseillais who bought information from Haurus, the prosecutor was clearly less optimistic.
Against this man whom she considers "irrecoverable", so much he is "adapted to the prison" where he has already spent years, she required five years firm.
"Here and in Marseille, it's the same thing"
Catherine Denis does not believe that the Marseillais was only an intermediary in the orders placed with Haurus.
Orders that the interested party claims to have only sent to earn a commission.
"Why wouldn't we believe it?"
Vigorously pleaded his lawyer, Me Sondra Tabarki, denouncing a procedural anomaly.
Because like Haurus, his client is indicted in Marseille for criminal conspiracy, for having disclosed the information that would have led to several assassinations.
"Here and in Marseille, it's the same thing", insisted the lawyer.
As for the scam at the Ministry of Justice, specifically, it is information drawn from the platform of judicial interceptions, attached to the ministry.
Haurus was looking for identities linked to phone numbers, detailed cell phone invoices allowing its owner to be located, etc.
Haurus "instills the idea that we let him do it"
A police officer can only access it with a procedure number and must provide the name of the magistrate overseeing the investigation.
"He said it, he used false procedural numbers or the name of magistrates of the anti-terrorism prosecution, which they knew were not very comfortable with digital," recalled Catherine Denis, stressing that '“With a little hypocrisy, he says he does not overwhelm either his hierarchy or the magistrates, but instills the idea that he was allowed to do so.
What moreover pleaded the lawyer of Haurus, recalling that magistrates are informed by notification of any request in the platform.
And that at the DGSI, we did not frame the police officer, who had integrated an investigation unit on radical Islam, he who had until then only investigated traffic offenses.
Tried for complicity, Haurus' companion was requested five years in prison, three of which were suspended.
Against the two forgers also referred to court, the prosecutor asked for five years, one of which closes for the first and two closes for the second.
Because Haurus worked with and for forgers.
Before becoming himself a maker and seller of counterfeit checks.
He who only had money for mobile said at the very end of the hearing that he is "no longer that thug" that he was.