Azima-Dechert case conspiracy deepens as new facts emerge

Cyber Warfare Asia
2 min readJan 20, 2023

An American aviation tycoon Farhad Azima has sued Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority (RAKIA) one of the sovereign wealth fund of UAE, its former lawyers Dechert and retired partner Neil Gerrard.

New facts revealed that Eitan Arusy (Former Israeli investigator) whose name appeared in RICO lawsuit, was one of the conspirator working for Dechert and RAKIA, found by Azima’s legal team when they dig more on this case.

Azima initially lost this case against RAKIA in May 2020 as the judge gave the verdict in favour of RAKIA. Azima was granted an appeal and retrial in March 2021. In July, Azima went ahead and added the names of other conspirators namely, Gerrard, Dechert, in the London’s lawsuit.

Farhad Azima v Dechert

As per this counter case built by Azima his computers and emails were hacked as a result of which approximately 30GB of his private and confidential data was released online between 2016 and 2019.

Azima’s legal team alleged that Gerrard used several hackers including North Carolina private investigator Nick del Rosso, Israel’s corporate intelligence veteran Amit Forlit and the Indian cyber intelligence firm BellTrox-CyberRoot to conduct this hacking operation.

Eitan Arusy, the former Israeli investigator and the founder of US based entity Global Impact Services. This company had made payments worth $700,000 to Amit Forlit from September 2020 to September 2021.Arusy also participated in the regular meetings with Gerrard, Forlit and Page regarding reports prepared by Page and Forlit that assemble and pass information about Azima through the enterprise hacking operations.

Later, Jay Solomon, former chief foreign correspondent of the Wall Street Journal, who had reported about the hacking operations and was considered a source, a U.S. law firm hacked his email and leaked confidential information that led to his dismissal and ruined his journalistic career.

Azima reportedly offered Solomon a 10% stake in one of his private security company Denx LLC, and the journalist was subsequently fired from the WSJ, according to the lawsuit.



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