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Police State Alert: NYPD Detective Hacks Into Federal Law Enforcement Database

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English: An NYPD Command Unit.

English: An NYPD Command Unit. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A New York City police detective pleaded guilty on Friday to arranging to hack into dozens of email accounts and gaining access to a federal law enforcement database to gather information on his colleagues, said Preet Bharara, the United States attorney in Manhattan.

The detective, Edwin Vargas, gained access to at least 43 email accounts and one cellphone, belonging to 30 people, including 20 current or former police officers and a Police Department administrator, Mr. Bharara said in a statement.

Mr. Vargas, 42, a 20-year veteran of the department, was prompted by a “bad relationship,” his lawyer, Peter E. Brill said.

Those familiar with the case, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said Mr. Vargas had sought information on colleagues whom he considered romantic rivals.


Written by voiceoftruthusa

November 13, 2013 at 7:55 pm

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