Friday, November 12, 2010
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.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
AP, Houston Chronicle, Appeals denied in Dallas schools corruption case
AP, Mercury News, Bell mayor in corruption case says DA bilked him
DOJ Press Release, Manhattan U.S. Attorney Charges 17 People with Participating in $42.5 Million Fraud on Organization That Makes Reparations to Victims of Nazi Persecution -Six Corrupt Insiders Allegedly Processed Thousands of Fraudulent Applications for Payments Meant for Actual Victims of the Holocaust
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
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.
Ashby Jones, WSJ Blog, When a (Relatively) Small Loss Amounts to Big Time