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Grand jury indicts former Toyota contract computer programmer

A fired contract computer programmer at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury.

The indictment says Ibrahimshah Shahulhameed "knowingly caused the transmission of a program, information, code and command, and, as a result of such conduct, intentionally caused damage, without authorization, to a protected computer."

The indictment accuses Shahulhameed of intentionally sabotaging and crashing the company's supplier computer network on Aug. 23 and Aug. 24 in Scott County. The alleged conduct caused at least $5,000 in damage, the indictment says.

If convicted, Shahulhameed faces 10 years in prison and restitution.

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