[ISN] Fugitive hacker captured in L.A.

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Date: Sat Dec 12 1998 - 12:43:25 PST

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    Fugitive hacker captured in L.A.
    U.S. Marshals nab Justin Petersen -- laptop in hand.
    By Kevin Poulsen and Iolande Bloxsom, ZDTV
    LOS ANGELES -- U.S. Marshals captured fugitive hacker and former FBI
    informant Justin Petersen Friday night. 
    Petersen was arrested in a modest apartment building in Studio City,
    Calif., which he had been sharing with three other people. 
    Fugitive hacker surfaces on the Web CyberCrime: Justin Petersen profile
    The Marshals entered the apartment using a key provided by the building's
    manager. When they entered, the Marshals said, they found Petersen alone
    -- sitting on his bed and using his laptop computer. 
    Petersen was arrested and taken to the Metropolitan Detention Center in
    downtown Los Angeles. Ironically, this is the same place where imprisoned
    hacker Kevin Mitnick is currently being held. Petersen rose to fame after
    helping the FBI arrest Mitnick on a probation violation in the early
    He had been on the run from authorities since the U.S. District Court in
    Los Angeles issued an arrest warrant for Petersen -- on parole for hacking
    a financial institution and electronically stealing $150,000 -- on Sept.
    Petersen faces 5 to 11 months in jail for walking away from supervision. 
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