DEA Data Thief Pleads Guilty

Tuesday, 6 August 2002, 11:51 AM EST

A 14-year veteran of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration plead guilty Monday to selling sensitive data from federal law enforcement computers to a Los Angeles private investigations firm working for the insurance industry.

Emilio Calatayud, 35, admitted in a plea agreement to raiding federal databases to check out claimants in over 100 workers compensation cases being investigated by Triple Check Investigative Services for unnamed insurance carriers, accepting $22,500 in cash bribes over six years.

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