By Scott McCabe and Bill Myers
Examiner Staff Writers
October 1, 2008
After Victor Papagno Jr. was arrested on a domestic violence charge in
August 2007, his wife, Andrea, told his bosses at the Naval Research
Laboratory that she wanted his work stuff out of the house, federal
Navy officials didn't know what she was talking about.
When they showed up at the Papagno's Calvert County home, authorities
found a crime scene: 19,709 pieces of stolen computer equipment from the
Navy lab - hard drives, CDs, zip drives, floppy disks - worth up to $1.6
million, according to court documents and Navy officials.
Papagno, 40, the computer administrator for the Navy research lab, had
accumulated so much hardware that some of the boxes had to be stored at
neighbors' homes, sources close to the investigation told The Examiner.
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