Federal Grand Jury Indicts Man Involved in UMC Breach
DATA LOSS—U.S.April 29, 2010
An FBI probe into a privacy breach involving hospital patients' records has resulted in a federal grand jury indicting a man who is alleged to have paid a hospital employee for the information, the Las Vegas Sun reports. Richard W. Charette was indicted on one count of conspiracy to illegally disclose personal health information in violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, the report states. He is accused of purchasing hospital "face sheets" on traffic accident victims from a University Medical Center employee with the intent to solicit potential personal injury clients.