Incident for Justin Petersen 1991-01-01

First Name Justin
Other Name tanner
Last Name Petersen
Alias Samuel Grossman
DOB Unknown
Age 31
Gender male
Location US
Wiki Justin_Tanner_Petersen
Wanted 1
Information After receiving a tip, Petersen was arrested in Texas in 1991. In an FBI affidavit, Petersen admitted to physically and electronically conducting illegal telephone taps and breaking into Pacific Bells COSMOS and other companies computer systems to check telephone numbers and determine the location of telephone lines and circuits. A grand jury in Texas returned an eight-count indictment, accusing Petersen of assuming false identities, accessing a computer without authorization, possessing stolen account IDs and fraudulently obtaining and using credit cards. Petersen also faced several other charges pertaining to national security: one charge regarded his supposed compilation and documentation of U.S. Federal Government wire taps of persons currently under surveillance. Peterson was found dead in his Los Angeles apartment on March 12, 2010.
Informed on Kevin Poulsen, Ron Austin, Kevin Mitnick
Pending Outcome No
Damages Costs Unknown
Date Of Crime Unknown
Occupation IT
Crime(s) Hacking
Sector(s) Private equity
Charge(s) Computer fraud Conspiracy intercepting wire communications wrongfully accessing TRW credit files
Authorities FBI Secret Service
Authorities Statement view
Lawyers Jeremy Schneider
Prosecutors Schindler Schindler
Judges Sam Sparks
Authorities Assist Yes
Authorities Assist Info Assisted the FBI in building cases against Kevin Poulsen, Ron Austin, Kevin Mitnick, and many others. Accused of being an paid informant and possibly also working for the CIA in or after his 1995 conviction.
Sentenced Yes
Sentenced Date 1995-11-01
Sentenced Information 41 months 3.4 years in U.S. federal prison and three years of probation
Sentenced Jail Yes
Sentenced Months 41
Sentenced Probation Yes
Sentenced Probation Months
Fined Yes
Fine Amount 40000
Paid Informant Yes