[funsec] Ex-FBI Hacker Informant Arrested for Alleged Wire Fraud
fergdawg at netzero.net
Mon Sep 10 20:13:07 CDT 2007
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Via The San Francisco Chronicle.
A computer expert who served as a confidential source for an elite FBI
computer crime squad has been arrested on wire-fraud charges, five years
after being released from federal prison for hacking into government
Max Ray Butler, 35, also known as Max Vision, was arrested Wednesday on a
federal arrest warrant issued in Pennsylvania, authorities said. He was
charged a day earlier with wire fraud, identity theft and access-device
The alleged crimes happened from October through December in Allegheny
County, Pa. Further details of the case were unavailable, as the affidavit
from a U.S. Secret Service agent that accompanied the criminal complaint
remains under seal.
Butler is to appear Tuesday before U.S. Magistrate Patricia Trumbull in San
Jose for a detention hearing.
Butler was released from federal prison in October 2002 after being
sentenced to 18 months and ordered to pay more than $60,000 in restitution
for computer hacking. He was indicted in 2000 on charges of hacking into
computers used by UC Berkeley, national laboratories, federal departments,
Air Force bases and a NASA flight center in 1998.
- - ferg
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