IRS: Cyberthief Sentenced to Prison After Stealing Patients PHI

Health IT Security

Lisa Gentes-Hunt

A Texas mas was sentenced to prison on July 8 for stealing patients' private health information and going on shopping sprees, among other crimes, according to an IRS press release.

Demetrius Cervante, of McKinney, Texas, was sentenced for “federal violations in the Eastern district of Texas,” Acting US Attorney Nicholas J. Ganjei said in the press statement.

Cervante pleaded guilty on Dec. 4, 2020 “to conspiracy to obtain information from a protected computer on Dec. 4, 2020.” US District Judge Sean D. Jordan sentenced Cervante to...

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