Originally Posted by fullmetal
Other than accessing the database, what did the guy do that was illegal? Can he really be prosecuting for 'conspiring to kidnap'?
No slight on you,but this, to me, is a no-brainer
18 USC Sec. 115
(2) Whoever assaults, kidnaps, or murders, or attempts or
conspires to kidnap or murder, or threatens to assault, kidnap, or
murder, any person who formerly served as a person designated in
paragraph (1), or a member of the immediate family of any person
who formerly served as a person designated in paragraph (1), with
intent to retaliate against such person on account of the
performance of official duties during the term of service of such
person, shall be punished as provided in subsection (b).
(b)(1) The punishment for an assault in violation of this section
(c) If two or more persons conspire to violate this section and one or more of such persons do any overt act to effect the object of the conspiracy, each shall be punished by imprisonment for any term of years or for life.
Searching the Database and "checking" out some of these people qualifies as Overt Action. Means all involved could face up to life and they all deserve it