By Wayne Rash
September 14, 2006
WASHINGTON - The Office of the Inspector General of the Department of
Veterans Affairs is reporting that an office computer reported stolen
from a Unisys Corp. office in Virginia has been recovered, and a
Washington, D.C., resident has been arrested in the case.
According to a VA spokesperson, the arrest took place yesterday, Sept.
Arrested in the case was Khalil Abdullah-Raheem, an employee of a
contractor that provides temporary labor to Unisys.
Abdullah-Raheem was charged in federal court in Alexandria, Va.,
yesterday for theft of government property and released on a $50,000
personal recognizance bond.
According to the announcement, investigators don't believe that the
alleged thief was after the personal information of the 16,000 veterans
treated at the VA Medical Centers in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.
The FBI is currently conducting a forensic analysis of the computer to
see if the veterans information was compromised after it was stolen.
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