Friday, November 12, 2010

Picking the Wrong Person - Palin's Email Account

According to a DOJ Press Release, after a trial by jury the court issued a sentence of "one year and one day in prison for intentionally accessing without authorization the e-mail account of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin." The sentence was also for a misdemeanor obstruction of justice conviction premised upon his "deletions of records and documents with the intent to impede an anticipated FBI investigation."  This individual was found not guilty of wire fraud and the jury failed to "reach a verdict on the identity theft charge."

It is good to see a prosecution and punishment for computer related offenses for activity that infringes on the computer privacy of another. But one also has to wonder if there would have been any case but for the fact that the victim was Sarah Palin.

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November 12, 2010 in Celebrities, Computer Crime | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

In the News & Around the Blogosphere

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

In the News & Around the Blogosphere

Alex Bunin has resigned as Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of New York as of Nov. 26th, and accepted the position as the Chief Public Defender for Harris County, Texas.

DOJ Press Release, Three Former Executives Indicted in Color Display Tube Price-Fixing Conspiracy - Global Price-Fixing Scheme Involves Tubes Used in Computer Monitors

Ashby Jones, WSJ Blog, When a (Relatively) Small Loss Amounts to Big Time

DOJ Press Release, Principal of A&O Entities Pleads Guilty for His Role in $100 Million Fraud Scheme Involving Life Settlements

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November 10, 2010 in News | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)