Saturday, August 13, 2005

Man convicted in Acxiom information theft case

The Associated Press (via Yahoo! News) is reporting that a jury has convicted Scott Levine in connection with the Acxiom data theft. Sentencing will take place in the beginning of next year:

Man Convicted in Huge Computer-Theft Case - Yahoo! News:

"...The jury convicted Scott Levine, the owner of defunct e-mail marketing contractor, on 120 counts of unauthorized access to data, two counts of access device fraud and one count of obstruction of justice.

Jurors cleared Levine of 13 counts of unauthorized access of a protected computer, one conspiracy count and one count of money-laundering.

Statutory maximum sentences for his convictions total 640 years in prison and fines of $30.7 million, though his punishment likely will be much less under federal sentencing guidelines. Sentencing was set for Jan. 9.

Prosecutors said Levine and his company stole 1.6 billion customer records - the equivalent of 550 telephone books filled with names, e-mail and postal addresses. The government did not charge anyone with identity theft...."

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