[ISN] 'Dr. Chaos' indicted in Wisconsin utility attacks

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Date: Tue May 07 2002 - 23:20:59 PDT

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    The Associated Press
    Published May 7, 2002, 3:21 PM CDT
    MILWAUKEE -- A man who calls himself "Dr. Chaos" and was accused of
    storing cyanide in Chicago's subway was indicted Tuesday on more than
    50 acts of vandalism in 13 Wisconsin counties.
    The 13-count federal indictment against Joseph Konopka, 25, formerly
    of rural De Pere, Wis., is in connection to 53 acts of violence
    targeting energy facilities, telecommunications equipment and air
    navigation systems in Wisconsin.
    "This is a great day for law enforcement," said Lt. David Cornelius of
    the Kewaunee County Sheriff's Department. "It's fantastic to see this
    come to some closure."
    He and more than a dozen other representatives from county sheriff's
    departments joined U.S. Atty. Steven M. Biskupic at a news conference
    Tuesday at Milwaukee's federal courthouse.
    Biskupic said Konopka caused more than $800,000 in damage and about 28
    electrical outages and other service interruptions affecting more than
    30,000 power customers.
    Konopka, who went by the online name "Dr. Chaos," was charged March 11
    in Chicago with possession of a chemical weapon.
    Konopka allegedly took over a Chicago Transit Authority storage room
    under the downtown area and stored sodium cyanide and potassium
    cyanide there. The Federal Bureau of Investigation said he claimed to
    be the leader of a Wisconsin group of vandals known as the "Realm of
    He was charged March 23, 2001, in Door County with six felonies and
    three misdemeanors ranging from theft and burglary to criminal
    property damage.
    Konopka is accused of training his followers to hack into government
    computers, vandalize electric utility equipment, break into radio
    towers and burn facilities, a criminal complaint said.
    He formerly worked at Infinity Technologies in Green Bay.
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