By Robert McMillan
IDG News Service
July 13, 2009
Information broker LexisNexis has warned more than 13,000 consumers,
saying that a Florida man who is facing charges in an alleged mafia
racketeering conspiracy may have accessed some of the same sensitive
consumer databases that were once used to track terrorists.
Lee Klein, 39, of Boynton Beach, Fla., was charged by the U.S.
Department of Justice (DOJ) in May following an undercover sting
operation that netted 11 suspects from an alleged South Florida crew of
the Bonanno crime family.
On Friday, the office of the New Hampshire Attorney General posted a
letter that LexisNexis sent out to consumers last month, warning that
Klein may have used his access to LexisNexis' Seisint databases "in
order to perpetrate certain crimes."
LexisNexis has had problems with credit card fraudsters using its
database in the past, but Klein's alleged crimes are different.
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