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Former UNL Student Sentenced for Computer Breach

July 24, 2014

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Daniel Stratman, age 23 of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced on July 24, 2014, in Lincoln, Nebraska, to 6 months in prison by United States District Judge John M. Gerrard for one count of Fraud and Related Activity in Connection with Computers.  Stratman will be allowed work release while serving his prison sentence, and will then be required to serve a 3 year term of supervised release.  He is also ordered to pay $107,722.58 in restitution.

A security breach of the University of Nebraska and the Nebraska State College System database was discovered in May of 2012.  Investigation led law enforcement to Stratman, a senior at UNL at the time of the intrusion.  A search warrant of his residence and forensic examination of his computers verified that Stratman had damaged the integrity of the protected computer systems and records maintained by the University of Nebraska and the Nebraska State College Systems.

This case was investigated by the University of Nebraska Police Department, the Lincoln Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Office of the Inspector General, United States Department of Education.





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