A federal grand jury in San Jose indicted Gregory Alexander, of Everett, Wash., Wednesday for unauthorized access of the private email account of a member of a not-for-profit organization’s board of directors, United States Attorney Joseph P. Russoniello announced.More in the NY Times, by Dylan Loeb McLain.
According to the indictment, Alexander used a username and password belonging to Randall Hough, a member of the United States Chess Federation’s Board of Directors, to access Hough’s private email account on 34 separate occasions spanning from November 2007 to June 2008. Additionally, the indictment notes that Alexander obtained information from Hough’s account on an unspecified number of those occasions.
Monday, July 20, 2009
USCF Dispute Becomes Criminal
Bad news from the United States as far as PR for chess is concerned. The Department of Justice last week released the following:
Posted by The Closet Grandmaster at 8:39 pm