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IT worker sued over ‘vengeful’ cyber harassment of policeman who issued a jaywalking ticket

May 30, 2024

In an ongoing civil lawsuit, an IT worker is accused of launching a “destructive cyber campaign of hate and revenge” against a police officer and his family after being issued with a ticket for jaywalking.

The allegations against John Christopher Spatafore – who at the time worked for the US city of Fresno’s Community Hospitals of Regional Central California (CHCC) – are broad. They include digital harassment, sextortion, invasion of privacy, infliction of emotional distress, and defamation against the unidentified officer’s family. The family is seeking $16.5 million in damages and fees.

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