Countrywide Data Thief Gets 8 Months In Prison

Law360, New York (September 29, 2011, 3:01 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge sentenced a former Countrywide Financial Corp. employee Tuesday to eight months in prison and ordered him to pay $1.2 million in restitution for illegally downloading thousands of the mortgage lender’s customer files and selling them to other loan officers.

Rene L. Rebollo, 39, who worked as senior financial analyst in the company’s subprime mortgage division, changed his plea in January from not guilty to guilty, copping to one count of unlawfully disclosing Social Security numbers. Rebollo admitted he sold customer information to...
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