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Former University of Iowa Student Appears on Computer Fraud Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Iowa

DAVENPORT, Iowa – On November 2, 2017, Trevor Graves, 19, a former University of Iowa student, appeared in federal court in front of United States Magistrate Judge Stephen B. Jackson, Jr., on a complaint charging from March of 2015 to November of 2016, Graves exceeded authorized access, knowingly caused the transmission of a code and command, and intentionally caused damage and loss that exceeded $5,000 to a University of Iowa protected computer, announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum.


The complaint alleges that while an Iowa student, Graves exceeded his authorized access to the University of Iowa computer network, changed grades, and obtained copies of exams for himself and others. Graves was released on conditions of pretrial release pending further proceedings.


This investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the University of Iowa’s Department of Public Safety. This case is being prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.


The public is reminded that the charges are an accusation, and individuals are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.




Learn more about this release by calling Kevin E. VanderSchel at 515-473-9300, or by emailing him at (link sends e-mail).


Updated November 2, 2017