Elmhurst man pleads guilty to stealing confidential files from Federal Reserve
ELMHURST – An Elmhurst man faces up to one year in prison and a $100,000 fine after he pleaded guilty Wednesday to a a federal misdemeanor.
According to a U.S. Attorney's Office press release, Brian McCarthy, 31, admitted to successfully stealing 71 files and attempting to steal approximately 300 files from the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank where he used to work.
From 2009 to 2010, McCarthy worked as a senior credit analyst in the bank's Statistical and Financial Reporting Department. In 2011 he became a supervisor of seven employees in the Statistical Support Group. During his employment, McCarthy had access to sensitive information, and he signed a code of conduct agreement requiring him to leave behind all bank computer files when his employment ended.
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