Friday, August 11, 2006
DOJ Charges Utah Man With Email Snooping
The Justice Department has charged a Utah man with snopping into his former employer's email system, the department announced earlier this week. William K. Dobson, 55, of Salt Lake City, was charged by the Justice Department for intercepting electronic communications and illegaly obtaining information from a protected computer, in a three count criminal indictment. According to the Justice Department, Dobson surreptitiously access the computers of his former employer after business and financial disagreement, adding instructions to intercept the electronic mail of the company's CEO and VP of Engineering. The case was investigated by the FBI. Dobson was apparently a co-founder and minority stockholder of the firm, the name of which was not disclosed by the DOJ.