Florida Man and associates indicted for conspiracy to steal data, software

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Authorities successful nan US authorities of Georgia person indicted a celebrated Floridian and his loyal associates connected counts including theft of data, software, and individual information.

The personage defendant, a 77-year-old whose profession has spanned existent property development, reality television, wagering, and a four-year word arsenic president of nan United States, was 1 of 19 group named successful a 98-page indictment that lists [PDF] 41 counts and specifications "a conspiracy to unlawfully alteration nan result of nan election."

The predetermination was contested, and lost, by nan aforementioned celeb, who astatine nan clip was seeking a 2nd word arsenic president.

The indictment [PDF] specifications a sprawling effort to overturn nan consequence of nan predetermination pinch actions alleged to see "false statements and writings, impersonating a nationalist officer, forgery, filing mendacious documents, influencing witnesses, machine theft, machine trespass, machine penetration of privacy, conspiracy to defraud nan state, acts involving theft, and perjury."

That's a lot. But arsenic this is The Register, a exertion publication, we'll attraction connected nan IT-related aspects of nan rap sheet, which are covered by Count 7, titled "Unlawful Breach of Election Equipment successful Georgia and Elsewhere" and described arsenic follows:

The indictment alleges that immoderate members of nan conspiracy "conspired to usage a machine pinch knowledge that specified usage was without authority and pinch nan volition of taking and appropriating information, data, and software, nan spot of Dominion Voting Systems Corporation."

Some of those indicted utilized computers "with nan volition of examining individual information pinch knowledge that specified introspection was without authority."

Others unlawfully accessed information connected a server.

The indictment characterizes those actions arsenic an "unlawful breach of predetermination equipment."

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The indictment names galore associates of nan Florida Man, including his lawyers, and erstwhile White House main of staff.

The indictment is nan Florida Man's 2nd caller tech-related tangle pinch nan law, aft he was accused of ordering deletion of video surveillance footage, not agelong aft a flood astatine his residence – curiously, a edifice and state nine analyzable – destroyed a server.

The indicted man is again seeking predetermination arsenic president of nan United States and presently appears apt to unafraid nan information of nan Republican Party – which mentions "ensuring nan integrity of our elections" arsenic portion of its platform.

The existent property developer and bankruptcy rule aficionado has labelled nan indictment a "legal double standard" and "fabricated accusations." ®