NYPD Detective Pleads Guilty To Hacking Officers' Emails

Law360, Los Angeles (November 8, 2013, 10:12 PM EST) -- A New York City Police Department detective has pled guilty to paying computer hackers more than $4,000 to obtain log-in information for 43 email accounts that belong to NYPD officers and others, a U.S. attorney's office announced Friday.

Edwin Vargas, 42, also admitted to illegally accessing a federal law-enforcement database in order to get information about other NYPD officers, the U.S. attorney's office said.

Vargas pled guilty to one count of computer hacking and one count of conspiring to commit the same crime. He could face...
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