Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Charges Against New Jersey Man For Causing Damage To Computer Systems Of Former Employer
Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York and William F. Sweeney Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”) announced today the filing of a criminal indictment against MAYUR RELE for committing computer fraud and abuse by causing ransomware to be intentionally downloaded to computer systems, and other acts to intentionally damage the computer systems belonging to his former employer. RELE was arrested today in New Jersey. He was presented and arraigned in federal court in the Southern District of New York before United States Magistrate Judge Sarah Netburn. This case has been assigned to United States District Judge Ronnie Abrams.
According to the Indictment filed today in Manhattan federal court:
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RELE, 37, of Parsippany, New Jersey, is charged with two counts of committing computer fraud and abuse, each of which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years. The maximum potential sentence in this case is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes only, as any sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the judge.
Mr. Berman praised the outstanding investigative work of the FBI.
The prosecution of this case is being handled by the Office’s Complex Frauds and Cybercrime Unit. Assistant United States Attorney Kristy J. Greenberg is in charge of the prosecution.
 As the introductory phrase signifies, the entirety of the text of the Indictment and the description of the Indictment set forth below constitute only allegations, and every fact described should be treated as an allegation.