Patrick Ricciardi: Arraigned with bail set at $100,000 in US Federal Court

Former City IT Manager Patrick Ricciardi was arraigned earlier today in US Federal Court.  According to a report on Hoboken Patch, his bail has been set at $100,000.

Appearing in court mid-afternoon, Ricciardi is described as having shackles on his feet and his hands cuffed behind his back at the arraignment in US Federal Court in Newark.

He’s charged with accessing a computer without authorization, intercepting wire and electronic communications and the disclosure of same.

Ricciardi faces five years for each of the three counts and a potential fine up to $250,000.  His bail has been set for $100,000 by US Magistrate Judge Cathy Waldor.

Ricciardi has confessed to taking information from the Mayor’s computer along with two of her senior staff going back to early 2010, according the criminal complaint.

A current municipal official along with a former municipal official are not named but said to have been the direct conduit for the information being illicitly transferred out of City Hall.

Former IT Manager Patrick Ricciardi arraigned today in Newark Federal Court
is pictured here August 13th outside Benny Tudino’s pizza.

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Talking Ed Note:  If you think this ends with two people on the other end of the Data Theft Ring, Da Horsey has a bridge to sell you.

UPDATE: Patrick Ricciardi has been released on bail with an unsecured $100,000 bond.

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