Ex-FBI hacker informant arrested for alleged wire fraud

Wednesday, 12 September 2007, 2:18 PM EST

A computer expert who served as a confidential source for an elite FBI computer crime squad has been arrested on wire-fraud charges, five years after being released from federal prison for hacking into government computers.

Max Ray Butler, 35, also known as Max Vision, was arrested Wednesday on a federal arrest warrant issued in Pennsylvania, authorities said. He was charged a day earlier with wire fraud, identity theft and access-device fraud.

At SFGate.

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