Federal Agent Indicted for using Government Computers to monitor ex-girlfriend

September 23, 2007 at 5:44 am | Posted in civil liberties | Leave a comment

A federal grand jury in San Jose has indicted a special agent with the U.S. Department of Commerce for allegedly using a restricted government computer to track a former girlfriend and her family.Oakland resident Benjamin Robinson, 40, was indicted Wednesday on two felony charges. He faces a possible sentence of five years in prison if convicted.According to the indictment, between May 2003 and March 2004 Robinson used the Treasury Enforcement Communications System database at least 163 times to track the movements of his former girlfriend and her family in and out of the country.


Federal Agent Indicted for Cyber-Stalking By Roy Mark

A Department of Commerce agent is accused of accessing a Homeland Security database to track his ex-girlfriend’s movements.

The indictment also claims that during and after the relationship, Robinson alternatively threatened to have the woman deported or to have her and her family killed.



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