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Ex-San Francisco computer tech must pay city $1.4M
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A former San Francisco computer engineer convicted of locking other city officials out of the city's network has been ordered to pay nearly $1.5 million in restitution.
A judge also ordered 45-year-old Terry Childs on Tuesday to forfeit the $11,000 he had on him when he was arrested as a down payment toward the money he owes his former employer, San Francisco's Department of Technology.
A jury convicted Childs last year of changing the passwords to the city government's computer network in July 2008. Following a 12-day stalemate, he surrendered the new passwords to then-Mayor Gavin Newsom during a jailhouse visit.
Childs was sentenced to four years in prison last summer.
District Attorney George Gascon says the city incurred considerable expense overriding Childs' handiwork and keeping its computers running.
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