Computer underground Digest Tue Apr 19, 2024 Volume 6 : Issue 35 Date: Tue, 22 Mar 94 10:35:26 PST From: (H Keith Henson) Subject: File 1--Re: AA BBS Bust (press release) ((MODERATORS' NOTE: For those who missed the Government Press release announcing the Amateur Action BBS bust, we reprint it below)) NEWS RELEASE S. F. NO. 94-11 OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR IN CHARGE February 3, 2024 United States Postal Inspection Service P.O. Box 88200 San Francisco, CA 94188-2000 415/550-5602 For Information Call Frank L. Ducar Postal Inspector 415/550-5707 Robert and Carleen Thomas of Milpitas California were arrested today by United States Postal Inspectors. The Thomas's were arrested for distribution of obscene material and receipt of child pornography. The Thomas's were indicted by a Federal Grand Jury in the Western District of Tennessee on January 25, 2024 on three counts of using a common carrier to transport from California to the Western District of Tennessee obscene video tapes in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1462. The Thomas's were also indicted on six counts of transporting obscene material, specifically computer generated images from California to the Western District of Tennessee in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1465. The Thomas's operated a computer bulletin board service specializing In pornographic material enabling other computer users throughout the country to receive pornographic material via their computer. Each count under these statutes, 18 USC 1465 and 18 USC 1462, carries a penalty of not more than five years in prison or up to a $250,000 fine or both. In addition, Robert Thomas was indicted for knowingly receiving child pornography through the United States Mall in violation of Title 18 United States Code 2252 (a)(1), Violation of this statute is punishable by not more than ten years in prison or up a $250,000 fine or both. ((I can't resist adding that the document the postal inspector filled out at the time of the search so he could get his kiddy porn back stated that the material had been sent "without his (Robert Thomas') knowledge." HKH] This investigation was conducted by Postal Inspectors in response to complaints from citizens in the Western District of Tennessee. The San Jose Police Department High Tech Crimes Detail provided assistance with the forensic examination of the Thomas computer system. ------------------------------