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Computer crime - DA's thankful for funds

Date: January 06, 2008
Source: Computer Crime Research Center

The Alabama District Attorneys' Association praised Alabama's congressional delegation and especially U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa) and U.S. Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-Vestavia Hills) for securing a series of appropriations for gang and computer crime law enforcement in Alabama in 2008.

"Alabama prosecutors have case loads inundated with drug crimes committed by highly organized gangs and tech savvy criminals who use the computer to prey on unsuspecting children," the DA association said in a statement.

The association said nearly 80 percent of Alabama's crime is drug-related and driving the drug trade are local and international gangs.

DA association President Ken Davis said federal funding will enable district attorneys to work with the Alabama Department of Public Safety to arrest drug traffickers by funding trained prosecutors who will take over the cases.

In addition, Davis said, federal appropriations are available to fund three regional computer forensic labs devoted to prosecution of crimes such as child solicitation, identify theft, and murder. The funding amount wasn't announced.
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