Jeromie Williams Violates Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

Earlier this week, we revealed that the criminal fraud artist Jeromie Williams, currently an author for the group “Americans Against the Tea Party,” was fired in December by the Editor-in-Chief of LiberalAmerica.org, Tiffany Willis, following a truly astonishing amount of harassment, slander, rule-breaking, shoddy work, and general troublemaking.

And of course, Jeromie immediately set about “getting back at” Ms. Willis, just as he had done previously to the Examiner, Playboy, the Gaily, the animal rescuers at Operation Sled Dogs, Kim Johnston, her sons, me, Jacob Daruvala, and so on.

Among other things, Ms. Willis revealed that on November 23, 2013, Jeromie tricked her into providing access to her “editor” email account by promising to “work his magic” and “get LA indexed in Google News” (just as he had earlier done at Pet Pardons News, with disastrous results).

Just over a week later, she had fired him and deleted his posts from her site:

But with her password, “He then proceeded to wipe out the entire email database.” Specifically, “he ended up clearing out my editor email account of all email history. Very unethical and probably illegal.” It is possible he also stole some or all of the email archive before deleting it, perhaps to share with his new employers at Americans Against the Tea Party.

When Ms. Willis noticed this, Jeromie’s “denial” included a cryptic reference to “deleting things,” suggesting that deleting her email archive was a kind of “payback” for deleting his posts:

Ms. Willis responded:

The problem with civil litigation is that Jeromie is judgment proof (that is, broke). However, our friend, a Canadian lawyer who has previously provided legal information to this blog, has identified a potential criminal liability in this case. He suggests that Jeromie could be charged under the Criminal Code of Canada for violating s. 430(1.1), which prohibits “mischief in relation to data.” It applies to anyone who “wilfully destroys or alters data,” or “interrupts or interferes with any person in the lawful use of data or denies access to data to any person who is entitled to access thereto.” According to the Criminal Code, punishment for this offence may include “imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years.”

Moreover, since LiberalAmerica.org is based in the United States, Jeromie has also violated U.S. law. In particular, we have been advised by an American lawyer that intentionally accessing, downloading, sharing, and/or deleting computer data (the email archive, in this case) without authorization is a violation of the U.S. Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (18 U.S.C. § 1030), as well as many state laws.

We have strongly urged Ms. Willis to submit a complaint to all relevant authorities, including the FBI and Texas authorities, who will be able to request assistance from Canadian law enforcement agencies such as the RCMP, Sûreté du Québec, and SPVM, which are already familiar with some of Jeromie’s criminal behaviour, including criminal harassment, uttering threats, intimidation, fraud, theft and embezzlement, and now, potentially, possession and distribution of child pornography.

On the plus side for Jeromie, we hear there are a lot of full figured men in prison.

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