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Man Sentenced For Trying To Damage TSA Computer

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(credit: Department of Homeland Security)

(credit: Department of Homeland Security)

DENVER (AP) – A former Colorado Springs man has been sentenced to two years in prison for trying to damage a Transportation Security Administration computer after he was told that his job as a data analyst for the federal agency was being eliminated.

The U.S. attorney’s office for Colorado says Douglas Duchak, 47, was also sentenced Tuesday to three years of supervised release after he leaves prison and ordered to pay $60,587 in restitution.

Duchak pleaded guilty in October to trying to damage a protected computer while working for a private company that had a contract with the federal agency. Authorities say he tried to disrupt a computer program used by the TSA to screen air passengers who might be security threats.

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