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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 28, 2016

Bala Cynwyd Man Charged With Damaging Protected Computers

Adam Flanagan, of Bala Cynwyd was charged on November 22, 2016, by Indictment[1] with twelve counts of damaging protected computers announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

If convicted the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 90 years’ imprisonment, up to 3 years of supervised release after release from prison, a $3,000,000 dollar fine, and a $1200 special assessment.

Flanagan is charged with accessing computers that remotely read water meters installed by his previous employer and changing passwords and radio transmission frequencies, rendering the computers inoperable.  

The case was investigated by Federal Bureau of Investigation, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael L. Levy.

 


 

[1]An Indictment, Information or Criminal Complaint is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated November 28, 2016