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Santa Ana Man Arrested For Extortion

Posted by Courtney Pilchmann | Jun 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

A Santa Ana man was arrested Tuesday after police say he hacked dozens of computers and demanded sexually explicit videos from female victims in exchange for keeping their personal information private.

Luis Mijangos 31 years old, was arrested at his home by special agents o of the FBI. He is charged with extortion, a felony which carries up to 2 years on federal prison.

The arrest follows a 6 month investigation by local police and FBI. Mijangos infected more than 100 computers used by over 200 people. Once the defendant obtained the videos and pictures from the victims, he would instant messaged the victims extorting additional material or he would forward all media to the addresses in the victims email address book.

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Courtney Pilchmann

Courtney Pilchman is a certified criminal law specialist who was a Deputy District Attorney for over six years prior to becoming a criminal defense attorney. She was a member of some of the most elite prosecution units including crimes against children, family violence, and sexual assault. She pr...

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