Retired NCUA Examiner/Union President Sentenced for Hacking Agency Computer
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- NCUA Region I Examiner Ray Lindeman Jr., who pleaded guilty in November to unauthorized access of a government computer, was sentenced this month.
Lindeman was sentenced in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia Feb. 2 to two years of supervised probation, 50 hours of community service and a $4,000 fine, NCUA Inspector General Director of Investigations Ann Voegele reported. He could have faced up to five years in prison, according to an earlier NCUA release. She could not reveal further information on the investigation as some ancillary issues are still being resolved. Lindeman, who was elected president of the NCUA Chapter of the National Treasury Employees Union in 2004, retired in 2005 and went to work at Charter Oak Federal Credit Union. According to NCUA, Lindeman admitted using his Charter Oak computer to illegally access confidential data from NCUA for the purpose of working on projects that the credit union and its Credit Union Service Organization billed to other credit unions. Lindeman worked at Charter Oak less than a year as a risk management controller.
NCUA said it has fixed the vulnerability that allowed Lindeman access and that none of the information accessed was personal member information or would compromise the safety and soundness of any credit union.