Alabama man sentenced for illegally accessing FMCSA database

Penalties include probation, fine for computer fraud

Posted July 4, 2019

An Alabama man received probation and a fine for illegally accessing Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) databases.

An DOT-Office of Inspector General investigation revealed that the man intentionally accessed FMCSA databases without authorization for financial gain and commercial advantage. He was employed by a motor carrier consulting service in Alabama and gained access to sensitive databases while working as an Alabama state trooper.

The man received 2 years’ probation and a $3,200 fine after being sentenced on June 12, 2019. He entered a guilty plea on March 5.

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