9 Indicted for Snooping on Obama Records

Workers accused of checking student loan info
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 13, 2010 1:20 AM CDT
President Barack Obama's student loan records were the target of snoopers at a company under contract to the Education Department, say law enforcement authorities.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(Newser) – Nine employees of a contractor for the Education Department have been indicted on federal charges of illegally accessing President Obama's student loan records over a 2-year period beginning in the summer of 2007. The accused, including a supervisor at the Iowa consulting firm, face up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $100,000 if found guilty of exceeding authorized computer access, the Des Moines Register reports.

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