An American who leaked the names of around 14000 HIV-positive patients in Singapore has been sentenced to 24-months in the United States Federal Prison for forcing the Government of Singapore.
The 34-year-old Mikhy Farrera-Brochez is from Winchester, Kentucky, was found guilty of threatening Singapore Government in June with widely published the identification of patients with HIV-positive.
On Friday, the United States Attorney’s Office of the Eastern District of Kentucky has published the details of the punishment in a statement.
As per the statement, “the defendant’s conduct was serious and significant, affecting thousands of people across the world,” informed the United States Attorney Robert Duncan.”
The accused was directed to forfeit to the Federal Government – Google Accounts and Electronic Devices – he has used in his crimes, reads the prosecutor’s office.
In 2018, Singapore has deported Mikhy Farrera-Brochez after found convicted him of fraud and drug-related offenses, including dishonest about his won HIV Status.
He has also disclosed online personal data of 5400 citizens diagnosed with HIC-positive up to January 2013, and 8800 foreigners examined up to December 2011, added the Health Ministry of Singapore in January.
After released from prison, he will be on supervised release for three years.
However, sources couldn’t reach Mikhy Farrera-Brochez or his advocate for remarks.