http://news.f2.com.au/wire/2001/09/04/FFXFT3L55RC.html SYDNEY, Sept 4 2001, AAP A NSW Labor MP cleared of allegations he hacked into confidential Liberal Party computer files is demanding an apology from Opposition Leader Kerry Chikarovski. An internal report yesterday concluded that confidential files of shadow cabinet secretary Charlie Lynn were accidentally loaded onto the parliamentary computer of Tony Kelly by IT staff. The clearance for Mr Kelly follows a police report last week which also cleared him of any criminal activity in relation to the hacking allegations. "A police report and a computer expert's report have totally cleared me," Mr Kelly said last night. "Mrs Chikarovski sullied my good name and I want an immediate apology. I am furious at this revelation." Government sources have threatened to take the matter further, claiming IT staff knew of their error some weeks ago but had failed to make a public admission. Mr Lynn said he would seek independent advice from computer experts before deciding whether to accept the investigation's findings. Mr Lynn said the presence of his files on Mr Kelly's computer together with hacking software was suspicious. "I've asked Mr Evans to fax me the report tonight and I will examine it carefully before I decide whether it's a plausible explanation," Mr Lynn said. Police seized four computers - two from each of Mr Kelly's and Mr Lynn's parliamentary offices - as part of the investigation which began on August 6. - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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