http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/showcase/chi-020507chaos-story.story?coll=chi%2Dnews%2Dhed 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 Chaos." 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. - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email firstname.lastname@example.org with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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