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Former Brownsville Fire Chief Faces Breach Charges

July 05, 2018 / Kacy Zurkus

In addition to the charges of theft by a public servant and misapplication of fiduciary property, former Brownsville, Texas, fire chief Carlos Elizondo now faces security breach charges. According to KRGV News, Elizondo was indicted by a grand jury in an 11-count case of computer security breach charges. After Elizondo was suspended from the fire department on 9 October 2017, he allegedly logged into a computer network 11 different times between 11 October and 23 November 2017. Elizondo was reportedly attempting to access the emergency reporting system portal for the Brownsville Fire Department without consent of the City of Brownsville. Elizondo was arrested in May outside of his attorney’s office on two misdemeanor charges of computer security breach, according to a 3 July report from Firehouse. Infosecurity Magazine contacted the Brownsville Fire Department, who declined to comment on the ongoing investigation. Whether it’s the Office of Personnel Management breach in 20...