Election Software CEO Surrenders To LA Authorities; Prosecutors Allege 'Massive Data Breach'
Eugune Yu, 64, who heads Konnech, a company that provides software to electoral districts for the management of poll workers, was charged with the felony crime of embezzlement of public funds. He appeared in a Los Angeles County court on Oct. 14.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney's office has accused Yu of stealing personal identifying information of poll workers. The office alleged that such data was stored on servers in China, in violation of Konnech's contract with Los Angeles County.
Superior Court of Los Angeles County Judge Victoria Wilson ruled that Yu be released on a $500,000 bond and remain in house arrest until his next hearing, which is set for Nov. 17. Yu was ordered to remain in Los Angeles County and wear an ankle monitor.
Donning a gray suit with metal-rimmed glasses and a white N95 mask, the 64-year-old CEO seemed to be in good spirits in the courtroom, where he appeared together with his four lawyers.
'Astounding' Data Breach
Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Eric Neff alleged in court that the amount of data involved in the breach was "astounding," adding that "this is probably the largest data breach in United States history."