Reply to post: A fine is it?

Former Uber CSO convicted for covering up massive 2016 data theft

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A fine is it?

Or will he face any real punishment?

According to the original charges it's breaches of 18 U.S.C. § 4 and § 1505.

The guidelines are that whoever violates those shall be:

"fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both."


"fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 5 years or, if the offense involves international or domestic terrorism (as defined in section 2331), imprisoned not more than 8 years, or both."

Respectively. So 8 years of prison and a hefty fine sounds like the maximum available?

That might make others take these things a bit more seriously, but colour me surprised if there will be any prison time involved.

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