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Fumo computer aide: Vince wanted all e-messages 'wiped'




Fumo computer aide: Vince wanted all e-messages 'wiped'
Fumo computer aide: Vince wanted all e-messages 'wiped'



http://www.philly.com/dailynews/local/20090114_Fumo_computer_aide__Vince_wanted_all_e-messages__wiped_.html 

By MICHAEL HINKELMAN
Philadelphia Daily News
Jan. 14, 2009

A one-time computer aide for Vince Fumo testified yesterday at the 
former state senator's federal corruption trial that Fumo had directed 
him to "wipe" all the BlackBerries in Fumo's Harrisburg office after a 
January 2004 newspaper article reported that the FBI was investigating 
Fumo.

Mark C. Eister, a bespectacled computer geek, calmly told the jury that 
he had been away taking training lessons on computer security at the 
time.

"After you go back from the training, did you do the wipes?" asked 
Assistant U.S. Attorney John Pease.

"Yes, yes, I do recall going around the office and doing wipes," Eister 
said. Wiping involves using software to erase traces of deleted files, 
including e-mails, from computers or hand-held devices.

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