Another Aide to Sen. Hassan Allegedly Stole Personal Information

  • 04/10/2019 12:00 AM
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Another Aide to Sen. Hassan Allegedly Stole Personal Information
Jackson Cosko, a former IT aide to United States Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) pled guilty to stealing a large cache of personally identifying information from Sen. Hassan's Washington, D.C. office after being fired for misconduct.

Cosko then used this stolen information to "doxx" Republican Senators during Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's hearings.

Now, the disgraced Cosko is alleging he conspired with an accomplice on the Senator's staff who helped him gain access and wiped his fingerprints. (The Daily Caller)

Samantha G. DeForest-Davis, at the time a staff assistant to Hassan, was the aide who allegedly helped Cosko conduct his scheme, a source with knowledge of the situation told The Daily Caller News Foundation. Court records show a case naming her has been opened, and the source confirmed it relates to her alleged role in the data theft.

She filed an affidavit that can be used to assess her eligibility for a public defender, but she has not been charged with any crimes, court records show.

Cosko pleaded guilty April 5 to masterminding what prosecutors said was “an extraordinarily extensive data-theft scheme, copying entire network drives, sorting and organizing sensitive data, and exploring ways to use that data to his benefit.” He admitted to stealing tens of thousands of documents and emails from Hassan’s office, in addition to credit card information and Social Security numbers belonging to Senate employees.

The data also included a master list of senators’ private information that Cosko posted to Wikipedia out of “anger” at Republicans during the Supreme Court nomination hearings, prosecutors said.

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