United States v. Janosko, No. 10-1046 (1st Cir. 2011)Annotate this Case
While the defendant was incarcerated he was allowed to use a computer for legal research, but was able to circumvent restrictions and gain access to the facility's personnel files. After pleading guilty under 18 U.S.C. 1030, the defendant was ordered to pay $4,309 for damage to the computers and $6,600 for credit monitoring for potential victims of identity theft. The First Circuit affirmed. Credit monitoring is a reasonable expense in response to the violation, even if not every employee was a victim.