The government’s attempt to prosecute Shafer as a dangerous FBI-stalking villain ended with a whimper instead of the bang the prosecutor hoped for…………………..Badge heavy FBI agents created private hell for Shafer and his family………………(Badge Heavy – A police officer who believes wearing a uniform with a badge makes him king of the universe. An arrogant police officer).
Shafer’s supporters have said he’s trying to expose the hacking group and protect patient data that companies carelessly store on vulnerable servers.
“Prosecution drops five felony charges against Justin Shafer, accepts plea to one misdemeanor charge” By Dissent for DataBreaches.net. March 22, 2018.
In May 2016, the Dallas FBI raided dental integrator and independent researcher Justin Shafer because of allegations that he had accessed an FTP server without authorization. Shafer was subsequently raided twice more, and in March 2017, he was arrested and charged with stalking a federal employee – not hacking or any criminal conduct related to hacking, but stalking a federal employee. Over the next year, the prosecution would pile on more stalking counts in superseding indictments so that Shafer wound up facing five felony charges.
But today, the government’s attempt to prosecute Shafer as a dangerous FBI-stalking villain ended with a whimper instead of the bang the prosecutor hoped for.