San Francisco Manager Arrested on Federal Charges of Computer Fraud (18 US Code 1030)

San Francisco Manager Arrested on Federal Charges of Computer Fraud (18 US Code 1030)

Rabin Nabizadeh
January 8, 2014

The manager of a Bay area search firm (name withheld to protect the anonymity of the accused), has been recently convicted of 6 different felony charges for having stolen customer information in order to begin his own firm.

He worked for the firm Korn/Ferry International (in Redwood City) before leaving to pursue his own interests.  It seems that hel had everything he needed in order to start his own business; he had the knowledge, the experience and the capital.  However, there was one thing that he didn’t have, a significant client base.  Instead of reaching out to former clients through some other means, he convinced two of his old co-workers at Korn/Ferry to illegally download client lists, including private customer information and send it to him.

This is a federal offense per the U.S. Government (18 US Code 1030).  Because of this, prosecutors sought a 27-month sentence.  However, he was eventually given a 1-year sentence in federal prison instead. This is a shorter sentence by far than the suggested federal guideline of 15-21 months.  U.S. District Judge Edward Chen was the acting judge for the case and he determined to levy an additional fine of $60,000 against him.  He was convicted under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) for having violated computer policies.  Interestingly, when he resigned from Korn/Ferry, he signed a non-compete agreement and this weighed heavily in the court’s decision.

 

latest news

May 18, 2022
Why Term Papers For Sale May Not Be For You

In regards to faculty, many students search for and try out free term papers available on various websites. They are offered free of charge and a number of websites also offer it available with a few terms

April 7, 2022
What Can I Expect After Being Arrested for a DUI in California?
A DUI charge is a severe criminal offense in California. DUI arrests take away a massive part of your driving privilege and could tarnish your reputation. Prior DUI convictions can inflict further damage to your career opportunities, driving rights, and immigration status. This blog will go over what you must expect when facing DUI charges. [...]
April 7, 2022
How Long Does a DUI Stay on Your Record in California?
DUI cases may stay on your criminal record forever. The United States sees DUI as a serious traffic crime punishable with grave penalties. Fighting your way through a DUI case is a challenging task. But, it doesn't mean you can't do anything about it. There are legal options available for you, depending on the nature [...]