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Former Justice Arrested in Medical Data Case

DATA LOSS—U.S.

August 31, 2011

Authorities have arrested a former justice for the Village of Depew, NY, in connection with illegal disposal of medical records, The Buffalo News reports. John E. Cipolla will appear before a U.S. court in Buffalo, NY, next week. He is charged with making false statements to federal agents investigating the discovery of patient medical records in the garbage behind an Erie County Auto Bureau office in 2010. The records included patient names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, diagnoses and treatment plans. 
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