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NEWS - August 13, 2005

Levine convicted in Acxiom hack case
Published: August 13, 2005, 9:27 AM PDT
By Reuters

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.--A Florida man who ran a bulk e-mail company was convicted on Friday of stealing more than 1.5 billion data files from Acxiom Corp. in what federal officials said was one of the largest recorded cases of data theft.

Scott Levine, 46, of Boca Raton, will be sentenced January 6 after a U.S. district court jury found him guilty on 120 counts of theft by computer, two counts of fraud and one count of obstruction of justice.

Each theft count carries a possible sentence of five years and a $250,000 fine while each fraud counts could result in 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The obstruction count could bring a 20-year sentence and a $250,000 fine.

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