Wednesday, June 11, 2008

California Man Sentenced on Computer Hacking Charges

Via the U.S. Departent of Justice.

United States Attorney Karen P. Hewitt announced that Jon Paul Oson was sentenced today to serve more than five years’ imprisonment on federal computer hacking charges. Mr. Oson was convicted following a jury trial in August 2007 of two counts of intentionally damaging protected computers.

The 63-month sentence imposed by the Honorable Thomas J. Whelan, United States District Judge, represents one of the longest sentences imposed for computer hacking in the United States. In addition to the custodial sentence, Oson was ordered to pay $144,358.83 in restitution to the Council of Community Health Clinics (“CCC”) and $264,979.00 in restitution to the North County Health Services Clinic (“NCHS”).

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