Election Software CEO Charged With Theft Of Poll-Worker Data

  • Eugene Yu, founder and president of East Lansing-based election software-technology company Konnech, Inc., was arrested Wednesday in Michigan and is facing California charges related to collecting election workers’ personal data and storing it on servers housed in the Peoples Republic of China.
  • Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón is seeking Yu’s extradition from Michigan on charges Konnech violated its contract with Los Angeles County, which prohibits access of election workers’ personal information from citizens and permanent residents outside the United States.
  • Yu was arrested by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office Bureau of Investigation, with assistance by Michigan’s Ingham County and East Lansing law-enforcement agencies. During the arrest, hard drives and digital evidence were seized.
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