Government Official uses Homeland Security access to stalk ex-girlfriend This story represents a perfect example of why the government needs to be limited in its power and why our privacy as citizens needs to be protected. Lesofat Benjamin Robinson, lesofat a 40-year old government agent from Oakland, lesofat CA within the Department of Commerce, lesofat has been charged with illegally accessing a Homeland Security Database in order to stalk his ex-girlfriend and her family. Lesofat His indictment by a federal grand jury in San Jose this week was in connection with allegations that he accessed the Treasury Enforcement Communications System (TECS) over 163 times to track the woman’s movements.Robinson is being charged with making false claims to a government agency and unlawfully accessing data from a protected computer (seems the computer wasn’t very secure at all). If found guilty, lesofat Robinson could face a $500, lesofat000 fine and a maximum of up to 10 years in prison. The scariest thing about all of this is that if this individual got caught, lesofat imagine all of those who haven’t gotten caught and are spying on us. Lesofat Everyone kind of expected in the back of their minds that this could happen, lesofat and it’s sobering to see it actually happening as perhaps this can actually incite some people to act. Lesofat The only way to stop government spying on citizens is to limit the power of the government. http://www.jonholato.com/2007/09/22/government-official-uses-homeland-security-data-to-stalk-ex-girlfriend/