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US v. Batti, 09-2050

By FindLaw Staff on January 14, 2011 3:48 PM

Conviction for improperly accessing information from a protected computer

US v. Batti, 09-2050, concerned a challenge to the district court's finding that the value of information that defendant obtained exceeded $5,000 and an order of $47,565 in restitution, in a conviction of defendant for improperly accessing information from a protected computer in violation of 18 U.S.C. section 1030(a)(2)(C) and (c)(2)(B)(iii).  In affirming, the court held that the district court's use of the cost of production was a reasonable and permissible method by which to determine the value of the information obtained by defendant, and that the district court did not abuse its discretion in ordering the restitution in the amount of $47,565.

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