Breitbart News, LLC–FBI agent who pushed for a federal website speed test and an FBI webcams video that captured the agency’s speed test operator, David Einhorn, is now facing criminal charges for allegedly stealing equipment, documents show.
Einhatons attorney, Mark Klayman, said Einhorns “career has been destroyed by his actions and that he now needs help finding employment.”
The indictment, unsealed today, is the first criminal charges filed against Einhart by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.
The indictment alleges Einhanst is accused of stealing equipment from the FBI’s New York Field Office, which oversees the FBI website speed testing, and from an FBI field office in the District of Columbia, the Justice Department said in a statement.
“We are very concerned about the potential harm that Einholds actions could have on the FBI, our nation, and the world,” the Justice Office said.
“While we appreciate the seriousness of the alleged offenses, this case will not be prosecuted as an act of terrorism or terrorism-related activity.”
The FBI declined to comment further on the case.
Eishorn’s attorney, Kevin Murphy, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The FBI is currently conducting a nationwide website speed and video test, which is required to obtain Federal funding for the National Computer Infrastructure Improvement Program.
EINHORN was allegedly behind the FBI web cam videos that captured a test operator on a bus and a woman sitting on the sidewalk outside the FBI building, according to the complaint.
Einshorn was arrested by FBI agents who responded to a 911 call about an apparent theft at the FBI office in New York City.
EINSHORN, who works as a field agent in the New York field office, allegedly “stole a video camera, laptop, and computer, among other items from the New Orleans FBI office, including a camera, camera, and laptop that were all in the possession of an employee of the New New Orleans office,” the complaint alleges.
The video was later recovered from Einshorn’s home, and authorities obtained a search warrant for his home.
The complaint also alleges that Einsheds home was searched by FBI investigators in July, August, and September, and that they also obtained a digital camera and digital video recorder from Einhid, along with electronic storage devices.
EInhorns home was also searched by federal investigators, who allegedly recovered computer equipment and a thumb drive containing images and videos from EINhorn’s computer.
Einfringer also allegedly stole “a computer printer, a hard drive with approximately 500,000 images, and a hard disk containing approximately 4,000 photographs, which were all of FBI agents, FBI employees, and FBI property,” the FBI complaint alleges, according.
“After Einfreder removed the hard drive, he took all of his personal photos, along the way destroying them, along a USB thumb drive with the contents of his camera.”
Einhangs laptop and other personal documents were also “stolen, including documents pertaining to the investigation and the FBI.”
Einstner was arrested on September 10, and charged with one count of conspiracy to commit a crime and one count each of theft of federal property, theft of personal property, possession of stolen property, computer fraud, and unauthorized use of a computer. “
The FBI is now looking into the allegations of theft and other violations of law in the course of this ongoing investigation,” the statement from Murphy said.
Einstner was arrested on September 10, and charged with one count of conspiracy to commit a crime and one count each of theft of federal property, theft of personal property, possession of stolen property, computer fraud, and unauthorized use of a computer.
The charges are pending.