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Friday, January 27, 2012

Rochester Man Sentenced in Computer Intrusion Case

Rochester Man Sentenced in Computer Intrusion Case

U.S. Attorney’s Office January 25, 2012
  • Western District of New York (716) 843-5700
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ROCHESTER, NY—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that David George Smith, 47, of Rochester, N.Y., who was convicted of wrecklessly causing damage to a computer domain, was sentenced to pay a fine of $500 and to pay restitution to the victim company in the amount of $4,671 by U.S. Magistrate Judge Jonathan W. Feldman.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Bradley E. Tyler, who handled the case, stated that the defendant had been convicted of illegally accessing the computer system of a local company, and wrecklessly causing damage to that computer system.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of special agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction Special Agent in Charge Christopher M. Piehota.

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