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An Akamai accounts worker has been arrested for alleged wire fraud. This follows a sting operation during which the man was led to believe he was handing over confidential information to an agent of a unnamed foreign power. In reality, Elliot Doxer, 42, was dealing with an undercover FBI agent. The agency were tipped off about …

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Unhappy

"pictures of his estranged son"

That's a little bit sad. If I were on the jury I'd feel pretty sympathetic when that came up.

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WTF?

really?

Granted, we're lacking details here, but it also seems possible that this man has failed in his personal life to the same extent he failed in his professional one... thereby making it well-justified that he not see his son with any regularity.

Sure, he could also be a former Dad-of-the-Year who has been wrongfully distanced from his progeny.

But if it walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck...

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Anonymous Coward

or.....

or more likely his ex has sucked all the life out of him by making sure he never sees his son again to punish him.

The guy is obviously a total twit though.

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Joke

"There's no evidence he disclosed information to anyone outside US law enforcement"

The absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence.

(had to, love the scene in boondocks when samuel l jackson says it :)

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Anonymous Coward

The actual spies in Burn After Reading are pretty competent

it's the people they have to deal with who are incompetent morons

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The unnamed foreign power is

Israel

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Anonymous Coward

ha ha ha ha

Laugh of the day. Exactly. Thanks.

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Silver badge

Makes you wonder...

How much is he going to be fined, vs how much the lengthy entrapment operation cost...

Still, one less privacy-tosspot to worry about. And well done Akamai to aid with the investigation without letting anything slip.

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Pint

Sardines Anyone?

Yet again the mighty resources of law enforcement are used to catch the little guy. Makes me feel so much safer to know they're out there protecting us from such dangerous characters.

Wonder if he would still be inclined to help the foreign power (tw*ts) who shopped him to the feds?

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Great, you've caught the dumb, pathetic, harmless "spy"

Now, go and catch the smart, ruthless, dangerous ones.

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@heyrick

Please tell what your definition of in entrapment is. He already once tried to commit a crime and was tipped off. He was willing to commit a crime and was not tricked into doing so.Would you prefer that the cops try and stop a crime or wait till it happens ?

In criminal law, entrapment is constituted by a law enforcement agent inducing a person to commit an offense that the person would otherwise have been unlikely to commit. In many jurisdictions, entrapment is a possible defense against criminal liability. However, there is no entrapment where a person is ready and willing to break the law and the Government agents merely provide what appears to be a favorable opportunity for the person to commit the crime.

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Anonymous Coward

Sounds like....

...he was setup good and propper, poor bloke.

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WTF?

There's no evidence he disclosed information to anyone outside US law enforcement

And this is supposed to make me feel better?

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Paris Hilton

israel consulate in Boston

is an elephant in the room, hinted at in the court papers.

another motivation rather than the initial cash demand, was an offer to "reduce his price in exchange for pictures or information about his son, who lived with his mother and stepfather in another country" according to Ha'aretz

where's the F4J icon?

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