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PROBERS FIND POWER BIG'S E-FILES E-RASED (Wiese, Spitzer & sophisticated "destroyer program")
NY Post ^ | 5/05/08 | Fredric U. Dicker

Posted on 05/05/2008 5:25:33 PM PDT by Libloather

THE office computer of suspended Power Authority Inspector General Daniel Wiese was "wiped totally clean" of e-mails and other records just days before being seized by investigators probing an alleged State Police dirty-tricks squad, The Post has learned.

The computer, believed to contain sensitive details of Wiese's communications with State Police officials, was grabbed last month at the Power Authority's headquarters in White Plains under a subpoena issued by the office of Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, a source close to the authority said.


(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: files; program; spitzer; wiese

SHADY: Daniel Wiese was tied to Spitzer's smear bid.
1 posted on 05/05/2008 5:25:33 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather
THE office computer of suspended Power Authority Inspector General Daniel Wiese was "wiped totally clean" of e-mails and other records just days before being seized by investigators ...

Now they won't be able to find ANYTHING on the guy; what a let-down that must be ...

2 posted on 05/05/2008 5:29:49 PM PDT by Ken522
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To: Libloather

Democrats remain “above the law”.


3 posted on 05/05/2008 5:32:31 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: Libloather

“Given the way it was scrubbed, it does not appear that the attorney general’s investigators can recover the information that was there.”

Any 5th grader knows they back those things up. You might not get them all, but they are out there somewhere.


4 posted on 05/05/2008 5:32:58 PM PDT by mad puppy (Never have I felt so politically radical and I swear I didn't move an inch.)
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To: Ken522

Spitzer did say he wanted to clean up NY


5 posted on 05/05/2008 5:33:04 PM PDT by DaveyB (Ignorance is part of the human condition - atheism makes it permanent!)
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To: Libloather

What an incredible coincidence. If this computer had been the responsibility of a Republican, there might very well have been some real trouble.


6 posted on 05/05/2008 5:37:34 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Steely's First Law of the Main Stream Media: if it doesn't advance the agenda, it's not news.)
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To: mad puppy
You're assuming compotence on the part of Government IT professionals.

This couldn't happen on my network - I keep a rotation of snapshots of everyone's hard drives...but I wonder if that was happening in this case.

7 posted on 05/05/2008 5:43:34 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny
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To: mad puppy
Any 5th grader knows they back those things up. You might not get them all, but they are out there somewhere.

There must be copies on a backup server . . . unless the NY government IT department is too stupid to make backups.

8 posted on 05/05/2008 5:46:58 PM PDT by Momaw Nadon ("...with the ultimate goal of ending tyranny in our world.")
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To: Momaw Nadon
...unless the NY government IT department is too stupid to make backups.

Or too conniving and smart.

9 posted on 05/05/2008 5:50:44 PM PDT by vox_freedom
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To: Libloather

I wonder what the hell a “Power Authority Inspector General” is supposed to do.

I’ll bet New York is the only state with one.


10 posted on 05/05/2008 5:51:43 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Psycho_Bunny
Competence on the part of the gov’t is indeed a rare thing and may keep this guy from trouble. However, having spent a couple years working for a gov’t contractor I can assure you the rules and regulations dominate the culture. Again, this was a contractor, not the actually gobbers like these guys. The creators of the rules rarely feel obligated to follow them.

The older I get, the more amazed I am that the world functions at all. We need massive, sweeping changes in the people that run the US gov't. The Founding Fathers have given us an incredible structure and system but too many of the people running it today are corrupt for the system to stand much longer. An enormous influx of simple integrity and honesty is the only thing that will save this country. IMO, that involves (though not requires) a return to faith, and sadly, I don't see that coming any time soon.

11 posted on 05/05/2008 5:59:45 PM PDT by mad puppy (Never have I felt so politically radical and I swear I didn't move an inch.)
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To: Liz

Ping


12 posted on 05/05/2008 6:01:21 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Libloather
Boy did I misread the title - I didn't think he had any email to erase...

E. Power Biggs at Methuen Memorial Hall, c. 1950

13 posted on 05/05/2008 6:02:31 PM PDT by NCjim (The more I use Windows, the more I love UNIX)
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To: Libloather

This is absolutely the only use for the FBI, and that’s to make sure people in the government aren’t screwing around with their positions of power. That being said, they should also be reduced drastically so they may deal with their new “clients” without being bored the whole day.


14 posted on 05/05/2008 6:05:25 PM PDT by wastedyears (The US Military is what goes Bump in the night.)
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To: NCjim

That, dear sir, was priceless.


15 posted on 05/05/2008 6:07:35 PM PDT by freema (Proud Marine Niece, Daughter, Wife, Friend, Sister, Cousin, Mom and FRiend)
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To: Libloather

Unless the platters were physically destroyed, the data can be recovered.

It might cost a lot, and take a while, but it can be recovered. Just call the Feds, they know how.

Worth every penny they might have to pay.


16 posted on 05/05/2008 6:09:33 PM PDT by ByDesign
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To: Libloather
I thought it was going to be about E. Power Biggs, the classical organist.

But no, It's about some corrupt sucker on the public tit.

17 posted on 05/05/2008 6:14:28 PM PDT by Octar
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To: mad puppy
The older I get, the more amazed I am that the world functions at all

You and me both, brother!

18 posted on 05/05/2008 6:27:12 PM PDT by Kay Ludlow (Free market, but cautious about what I support with my dollars)
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To: Libloather

Cuomo chasing Spitzer is like some Bambino and Gotti family guys playing touch football. They should all be in jail; but since they are RATS it is not gonna happen.


19 posted on 05/05/2008 6:45:00 PM PDT by rod1 (u)
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To: Libloather

Thats fine. But the million dollar question is. Was the email servers message stores backed up, including archiving of all ingoing and outgoing messages?

Usually there are two copies. One stored on-site and one off-site at a facility like Iron Mountain.
That is if IT dept was doing its job and had the proper budget.


20 posted on 05/05/2008 6:48:16 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: Psycho_Bunny
"This couldn't happen on my network - I keep a rotation of snapshots of everyone's hard drives...but I wonder if that was happening in this case."

If the guy was smart enough to have the drive scrubbed on a routine basis he was smart enough to create an encrypted virtual drive on his local machine to store compromising information on.

21 posted on 05/05/2008 6:58:53 PM PDT by joebuck (Finitum non capax infinitum!)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

Did the congress pass a law that a business “must” maintain all emails for a period of time (i.e. like some number of years). But then again, I guess, government entities are exempt . . .


22 posted on 05/05/2008 7:01:29 PM PDT by Rdev
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To: NCjim
Odd, but that was my first reading! Nothing like Biggs' Bach at ZwÖlle recording at 400 watts a channel.
23 posted on 05/05/2008 7:02:48 PM PDT by kitchen (Any day without a fair tax thread is a good day.)
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To: Psycho_Bunny
I keep a rotation of snapshots of everyone's hard drives...

Perhaps you could explain to me how to map all temp files to ram so they don't need to be wiped. :)

24 posted on 05/05/2008 7:03:48 PM PDT by kitchen (Any day without a fair tax thread is a good day.)
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To: pissant

Erasing hard drives?

Sure sign of guilt-—suckers have a lot to hide.


25 posted on 05/05/2008 7:22:22 PM PDT by Liz (Without the brave, there'd be no land of the free. Senator Fred Thompson)
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To: pissant

There’s more than one way to nail this corruption.

The IRS has noted that “public authorities” are massive repositories of government fruad, IRS evasion and money laundering.

Now if these suckers were wire-transferring monies from govt coffers, the banks would have records of all the transactions.

Banks should be forced to reveal records of all the authority insiders with accounts for which the bank was, say, wiring money offshore.

ALSO: we need to see all the SEC reports and amended reports, to determine if any of these people were listed as CEO’s, treasurers or partners in companies doing business with the authority (might have offshore addresses-—say Tortola, BVI).


26 posted on 05/05/2008 7:33:54 PM PDT by Liz (Without the brave, there'd be no land of the free. Senator Fred Thompson)
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To: joebuck

Permissions.


27 posted on 05/05/2008 7:45:39 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny
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To: kitchen
Well....if it's in RAM you're not gonna get it...but he has to store the files some time.

But let's face it...if someone REALLY wants to pull crap on a work computer and they want to get around anything the admin has in place to catch them....They're gonna bring in an encrypted laptop and Clearwire their internet connection.

This guy obviously wasn't that smart because he had to wipe the drive.

28 posted on 05/05/2008 7:50:58 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny
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To: Liz

Let’s hope they nail it with a ball peen hammer.


29 posted on 05/05/2008 7:52:45 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: rod1
Cuomo chasing Spitzer is like some Bambino and Gotti family guys playing touch football. They should all be in jail; but since they are RATS it is not gonna happen.

Right, won't happen. And NY sheeple can't wait to get to the polls in November to vote for the next DemocRat...

30 posted on 05/05/2008 8:03:40 PM PDT by Mannaggia l'America
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To: pissant

Just do it.


31 posted on 05/05/2008 8:12:14 PM PDT by Liz (Without the brave, there'd be no land of the free. Senator Fred Thompson)
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To: Liz

Unlikely, I think. They don’t want their golden boy rotting in the state pen. Of course, the feds might not care if he rots for his callgirl duplicity.


32 posted on 05/05/2008 8:13:41 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant
Of course, the feds might not care if he rots for his call-girl duplicity.

Okay by me.

33 posted on 05/05/2008 8:16:26 PM PDT by Liz (Without the brave, there'd be no land of the free. Senator Fred Thompson)
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To: ByDesign

LOL

Maybe not.

I keep a 32 pass, DoD certified wipe program on my tool kit CD. WHen I wipe a drive, it is wiped.

Doing a bare metal build is so much easier on a clean drive.


34 posted on 05/05/2008 10:42:25 PM PDT by ASOC (Training Storungen werden auf Papier notiert. Taktische Storungen werden im Stein geatzt. Gen Rommel)
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To: Libloather

He must feel really bad now that he’s suspended with pay...


35 posted on 05/06/2008 2:16:04 AM PDT by Gigantor (The last oil refinery built in the United States was completed in 1976...)
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To: Liz; ShadowAce; HAL9000; The Mayor; NYer

Ping.


36 posted on 05/11/2008 7:23:51 PM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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