Contractor charged with damaging Reserve pay software

Kevin Lilley reports:

The “glitch” that delayed Army Reserve paychecks for an average of 17 days in late 2014 now has an alleged face.

Mittesh Das, a civilian contractor, could face 10 years in prison and a quarter-million dollar fine on charges he damaged the Regional Level Application Software, a critical Army Reserve computer network. He was indicted April 5, arrested by Army Criminal Investigation Command officers and members of the Johns Creek (Ga.) Police Department, and made his first U.S. District Court appearance Wednesday in Georgia, according to a Justice Department news release.

Read more on Army Times.

So far, I’m not finding anything in the docket or media coverage that explains what his motivation might have been.

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