On Tuesday, June 12, 2017, Tor Ekeland will be arguing Matthew Key’s appeal from his convictions for violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”) in front of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. Arguments will likely begin sometime between 9:45 am and 11:00 am Pacific Time depending on how long the […]
February 15, 2017 United States v. Keith Gartenlaub 16-50339 (9th Cir.) Today, the EFF and the ACLU jointly filed an Amicus Brief on behalf of our client Keith Gartenlaub in his appeal of his criminal conviction. In 2014, the FBI, incorrectly suspecting Mr. Gartenlaub of being a Chinese spy, obtained a warrant from the Foreign […]
United States v. Keith Gartenlaub 16-50339 (9th Cir.) The opening appellate brief in United States v. Keith Gartenlaub was just filed. In 2014, the FBI investigated Mr. Keith Gartenlaub, a Boeing IT manager, for allegedly passing top secret plans for the Boeing C-17 military cargo plane to China. Conducting a secret search using a Foreign […]
This afternoon, in an cursory order with no analysis, the Ninth Circuit denied appellant Keith Gartenlaub’s motion for bail pending appeal. In 2014, the FBI investigated Mr. Keith Gartenlaub, a Boeing IT manager, for allegedly passing top secret plans for the Boeing C-17 military cargo plane to China. Conducting a secret search using a Foreign […]
U.S. v. Gottesfeld 16-MJ-4117 (MBB) (D. Mass.) On October 19. 2016, the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts filed a two count indictment charging conspiracy to violate the CFAA, and intentionally causing damage to a computer in violation of the CFAA. Specifically, Mr. Gottesfeld is accused of orchestrating a Distributed Denial of Service […]
The Seventh Circuit ruling in Fidlar Technologies v. LPS Real Estate Data Solutions Inc. illustrates that not every use of a computer system that is against the operator’s wishes, or undermines the operator’s profits, is actionable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). Fidlar Technologies developed software allowing county offices to digitize, index, and […]
Managing Partner Tor Ekeland has an OpEd in this week’s Wired Online on the disparities between the U.S and the U.K.’s treatment of hackers. http://www.wired.com/2014/10/us-government-vs-hackers/
Today, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Texas, Mcallen Division, filed a third superseding Indictment in U.S. v. Fidel Salinas, 13-CR-1439 (S.D. Tx., Mcallen Division). The new superseding indictment drops 28 counts from the previous 44 count Indictment for a new total of 16 counts. Counts 1, 4, 6-14 either allege conspiracy […]
Today, Judge Wigenton issued an order dismissing Andrew Auernheimer’s indictment in the District of New Jersey and releasing Auernheimer from the conditions previously imposed upon his release.
Tor Ekeland P.C. today filed a motion to dismiss the indictment of Andrew Auernheimer (weev) in the District of New Jersey and to lift the conditions of Auernheimer’s release. The Department of Justice also filed a letter consenting to the dismissal and release.