Real Cases Feds Want Hacker's Genetic Code Jul 27 2006 03:26PM
Daniel Jimenez (dgj1menez hotmail com)
By Kevin Poulsen
16:00 PM May, 10, 2006

Hacker Adrian Lamo is in trouble again, this time for failing to give the
federal government his DNA.

On Tuesday, federal probation officer Michael Sipe filed a notice of
violation in a Northern California court accusing Lamo of refusing to submit
a blood sample, in violation of Sipe's instructions and a 2-year-old federal

"He reported to the probation office as instructed; however, he refused to
provide a blood sample for DNA testing, in violation of the general
condition of supervision requiring compliance with federal law," the filing

Lamo is nearly 18 months into a two-year probation sentence for hacking The
New York Times in 2002.

According to his attorney, Lamo's refusal is based on a religious objection
to giving blood, and he's willing to provide his DNA in another form. "He
went in there with fingernail clippings and hair, and they refused to accept
it, because they will only accept blood," says federal public defender Mary
French. "Which is, you know, kind of in the Dark Ages.",70869-0.html

Daniel Jimenez

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