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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Kentucky

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 22, 2019

Man Charged with Unlawful Possession of Identification Documents

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Mikhy Farrera-Brochez, of Winchester, Kentucky, was charged via criminal complaint today with the unlawful transfer of stolen identification documents and possession with intent to distribute these documents in violation of federal law.        

The criminal complaint alleges that Farrera-Borchez illegally possessed and intended to distribute data containing sensitive medical and other identifying information.   While living in the Eastern District of Kentucky, Farrera-Brochez sent links to the data from his e-mail account to several news outlets.   He also sent e-mails to several government officials in Singapore containing links to the data. 

Robert M. Duncan Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and James Robert Brown, Jr., Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, jointly announce this criminal complaint.  The investigation preceding the complaint was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 

The Defendant’s next court appearance is currently scheduled for Wednesday, February 27, at 11:00am, in Lexington.

The charges and allegations contained in the complaint are merely accusations.  The Defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond reasonable doubt in a court of law.

 

Updated February 22, 2019