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Future of SF admin Terry Childs now in jury's hands




Future of SF admin Terry Childs now in jury's hands
Future of SF admin Terry Childs now in jury's hands



http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9175821/Future_of_SF_admin_Terry_Childs_now_in_jury_s_hands?taxonomyId=17 

By Robert McMillan
IDG News Service
April 19, 2010

Terry Childs' battle to avoid being convicted over what his supporters 
characterize as a workplace dispute gone wrong is almost over.

Closing arguments concluded Monday in the city of San Francisco's case 
against Childs, the network administrator charged with violating 
California hacking laws by refusing to hand over network passwords for 
the city's FiberWAN during a 12-day period in 2008.

Childs was charged in July 2008 and has been held on US$5 million bail 
ever since. The highly technical trial, which featured testimony from 
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and Cisco Chief Security Officer John 
Stewart, has dragged on for nearly six months.

By Monday, five of the 18 jurors and alternates selected for the trial 
had dropped out, and the remaining jurors seemed relieved to see the 
arguments wrap up as they left the courtroom Monday afternoon. They will 
return Tuesday to start their deliberations.

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