A woman has been arrested in a $5.6 million Yahoo deal that included hundreds of thousands of dollars in payments to Yahoo users for accessing pornographic videos and other content on the company’s website, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday.
The arrest of Anisa Kuzmin was made in Manhattan federal court on Thursday, the Journal said.
The woman was arrested in October 2016 on a charge of using an unclassified account to receive payment from Yahoo to distribute videos to minors and another charge of unauthorized access to a computer.
Kuzmin is accused of using the unclassified Yahoo account to make more than 100 payments totaling more than $5,000 in exchange for videos and files for her personal use.
The FBI said it has not charged Kuzim in the case.
Kunis defense lawyer, Brian Mazzoni, told the Journal the charges are “completely without merit.”
Mazzoni said that his client has a “very good reputation” and that she is a good family woman who “does not deserve this.”
The indictment does not specify the type of material or the amount of money that the defendant allegedly received.
The WSJ also did not name the woman in the indictment.