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Alabama man charged with computer fraud in FMCSA case

Former state trooper alleged to have illegally accessed databases

Posted March 25, 2019

An Alabama man was charged with computer-related fraud for accessing Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) databases without authorization.

The man, a private consultant for a company that provided motor carrier consulting services in Alabama, is a former state trooper. According to information from U.S. District Court in Montgomery, Alabama, the man intentionally accessed FMCSA databases without authorization for financial gain and commercial advantages. The alleged crimes took place between June 2018 and January 2019.

He allegedly gained access to the databases using credentials he obtained while working for the Alabama Highway Patrol.

The Department of Transportation-Officer of Inspector General and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency are conducting the investigation with the assistance of the FMCSA.

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