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Section 1030(a)(1) proscribes that “[w]hoever having knowingly accessed a computer without authorization or exceeding authorized access, and by means of such conduct having obtained information ┬áthat has been determined by the United States Government pursuant to an Executive order or

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This blog posting is part II of our analysis of U.S. v. Chi Mak. Part I can be read here. The Ninth Circuit also disposed of Mak’s claims about jury instructions and deliberation on willfulness, the requisite intent that must

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On June 21, 2012 a three judge panel of the Ninth Circuit upheld the constitutionality of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) in United States v. Chi Mak. Mak was ultimately convicted of one count of conspiracy to violate the

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The Department of Justice announced on March 12, 2012 that Alexander Beltran Herrera, a/k/a Jhon Beltrain Herrera, a/k/a Rodrigo Pirinolo, an accused member of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (“FARC”), has been extradited from Colombia to face hostage taking

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The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia recently announced that it has charged John Kiriakou with repeatedly disclosing classified information to journalists, including the name of a covert CIA officer and information revealing the role of another

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The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California recently announced the indictment of Oytun Ayse Mihalik, a Turkish citizen and resident of La Palma, California. The 4-count indictment names Ms. Mihalik and alleges that she sent three wire

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The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York recently announced the extraditions of Siavosh Henareh and Cetin Asku from Romania on charges of conspiring to provide narcotics and, in the case of Aksu, material support to Hizballah

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The DOJ recently reported that five individuals and four of their companies have been indicted as part of a conspiracy to defraud the United States that allegedly caused thousands of radio frequency modules to be illegally exported from the United

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