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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 8, 2019

Carriere, Miss. Man Charged With Intentionally Accessing a Protected Computer In Excess Of Authorization

NEW ORLEANS –  U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that COLBI TRENT DEFIORE, age 27, a resident of Carriere, Mississippi, was charged November 7, 2019 by a federal grand jury in a one-count indictment with intentionally accessing a protected computer in excess of authorization for the purpose of commercial advantage and private financial gain, and in furtherance of the commission of a felony, in violation of 18 U.S.C. ' 1030(a)(2)(C).

If convicted, DEFIORE faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five years, a fine of up to $250,000, three years supervised release after imprisonment, and a mandatory $100 special assessment.

U. S. Attorney Strasser reiterated that an indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant United States Attorney Jordan Ginsberg is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated November 8, 2019