Former federal employee enters guilty plea after accessing medical records

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A former federal employee accused of accessing the medical records of six people entered a guilty plea to computer fraud on Tuesday.

Jeffrey Scott Miller, 39, admitted to illegally accessing the medical records of five co-workers at the Veterans Benefits Administration in Huntington as well as the record of former state Sen. Richard Ojeda, D-Logan, between January 2018 and May 2018.

Ojeda identified himself as a victim.

The incident occurred after Ojeda won the Democratic primary for the 3rd Congressional District contest. Ojeda served in the U.S. Army for 24 years before retiring.

Miller faces six counts of use of a computer for unauthorized access to government documents, which includes one year of prison, a $100,000 fine and one year of supervised release for each count. He will be sentenced Dec. 9.

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