Published Online: May 23, 2006
Published in Print: May 24, 2006, as Ed. Dept. Employee Sentenced

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Ed. Dept. Employee Sentenced

A former systems auditor in the Department of Education’s inspector general’s office was sentenced May 12 to five months in federal prison for placing tracking software on a supervisor’s computer that allowed him to view the supervisor’s e-mail and Internet activity. Kenneth Kwak, 34, of Chantilly, Va., was also fined $40,000 by a federal judge in Washington, and will serve five months of home confinement after his prison term. The Department of Justice said Mr. Kwak installed the tracking software for “personal entertainment,” and there is no indication he profited from his eavesdropping.

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