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Apr 03, 2013

OCRCFL Receives Prestigious International Accreditation

The Orange County RCFL has received International Program accreditation by the American Society of Crime Lab Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB). ASCLD/LAB's Executive Director, Ralph Keaton, presented a plaque to the Local Executive Board chairs at today's accreditation ceremony.

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Feb 08, 2013

Former Marine Sentenced for Distributing Child Pornography

The Northwest RCFL provided assistance with the search of a subject's home and examination of his computers in a case that led to a guilty plea and a five year prison sentence for a decorated former Marine. Jefferson Franklin Williams of Salem, Oregon, faces both prison time and five years of supervised release for exchanging images of child pornography.

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Dec 14, 2012

OCRCFL Sponsors National Academy of Sciences Event

The Orange County Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory partnered with the FBI, Los Angeles Division and the National Academy of Sciences, to co-sponsor a Distinctive Voices event on December 14, 2012 at the Beckman Center, Irvine, CA. The half-day program, entitled "Digital Forensics in the 21st Century," featured presentations, case studies, hands-on demonstrations of technology and methods by OCRCFL examiners, and tours of the FBI's state-of-the-art mobile laboratory. More than 280 people attended the program.

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Nov 14, 2012

New Mexico Man Receives 97-Month Sentence for Child Pornography Charges

Robert Schmidt of Albuquerque entered a guilty plea on November 14, 2012 to charges of transportation and possession of child pornography. An investigation of Schmidt was initiated last year after a maintenance employee at the apartment complex where Schmidt was a tenant reported seeing child pornography on a computer in Schmidt's residence. The New Mexico RCFL assisted with the investigation.

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Sep 04, 2012

Former National Guardsman Receives 10-Year Sentence in Federal Child Exploitation Conviction

A former military recruiter for the National Guard, was sentenced to ten years in prison and ten years supervised release on federal charges of sexual exploitation. Jeffrey Neal Jackson admitted to responding to a "craigslist.com" ad, engaging in a 3-week online relationship and then traveling from Texas to New Mexico to meet with a person he believed to be 15-years old. The New Mexico RCFL supported the investigation. - Full story

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Jul 25, 2012

New Mexico Man Pleads Guilty in Child Pornography Case

Duane Chavez, a former state corrections officer, faces 36 months imprisonment and a term of supervised release after he plead guilty today to federal child pornography charges. Chavez admitted to using a file sharing program to download child pornography. The New Mexico RCFL's forensic examination of Chavez's computer and computer-related media revealed 15 such files.

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Jul 24, 2012

Albuquerque Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Child Pornography Charge

Antonio Gallegos of Albuquerque, arrested in April, plead guilty to federal charges today, admitting to knowingly distributing and attempting to distribute child pornography through a peer-to-peer file sharing program. He faces 5 to 20 years in prison and up to a lifetime of supervised release. The New Mexico RCFL conducted the examination of Gallegos' computer and computer-related media. - Full story

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Mar 15, 2012

Former Illinois Governor Begins Prison Term

Rod Blagojevich began serving his 14-year prison sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution Englewood in Colorado. The Chicago RCFL provided digital forensics expertise to prosecutors for the ex-governor's two trials.

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Mar 15, 2012

Western New York RCFL Supported Successful Project Safe Childhood Prosecution

James Paul Summers, 30, will spend the next 45 years in prison for producing and possessing child pornography. The Western New York RCFL provided digital forensics expertise to Project Safe Childhood investigators who worked the case. .

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Mar 01, 2012

Former Intern Pleads Guilty to Illegal Videotaping

Miguel Ruiz Fabian, 24, the ex-intern for the Santa Ana Public Works Department pleaded guilty to eight misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct by unlawful viewing.

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