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Attorney General Announces Plea and Sentence in State Computer Crime Case

PRESS ADVISORY

Attorney General Announces Plea and Sentence in State Computer Crime Case

January 18, 2002

(Atlanta – 18 January 2002) Attorney General Thurbert Baker announced today that former DeKalb Tech employee David McOwen had pled guilty to 8 felony counts under Georgia’s computer crimes statute. Assistant Attorney General Cassandra Schansman handled the prosecution on behalf of the state.

As part of the plea, McOwen admitted his guilt to all of the charges in open court. The charges included seven counts of computer trespass and one count of computer theft. McOwen was sentenced by DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Anne Workman to one year probation on each count, $2,100.00 in restitution to DeKalb Tech, and 80 hours of community service which cannot be served at a place where McOwen has any access to a computer.