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 January 21, 2015  Posted by  Breaches, Court, Govt, Online

David McCabe reports:

The Justice Department will pay $134,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by a woman who was impersonated online by a Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) officer without her knowledge.

The settlement was revealed in a court filing made available on Tuesday. It was first reported by the Associated Press.

The woman, Sondra Arquiett, was arrested as part of a drug case in 2010. An agent with the DEA used her name and images from her phone to create a sham Facebook profile designed to target others they suspected were involved in the case while she was awaiting trial.

Read more on The Hill.

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