Criminal Law

Former COVID-19 Data Scientist Arrested and Charged with Illegal Access to State Computer

Rebekah Jones, Florida’s former COVID-19 data scientist, turned herself into police after a warrant was issued for her arrest for illegal use of the state’s computer system, CBS Miami reports. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement announced the arrest of Jones, 31, on Monday morning. The agency said she is charged with one count of offenses against users of computers, computer systems, computer networks, and electronic devices.

Court records show that Jones posted a $2,500 bond following an initial appearance hearing in Tallahassee on Monday morning.  Before turning herself in, she posted on Twitter: “Censored by the state of Florida until further notice.”

Earlier, she wrote: “Insurrectionists planning attacks across the country this week and Florida is jailing scientists for the crimes of knowing and speaking.”

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