Mexican Authorities, FBI Round Up Four Locals Indicted for Cybercrimes Last Week
"Chastity was arrested while driving their children to school," White says, "and Michael was arrested at home. Jason and William Watts were at the house as well."
Last week, if you'll recall, the U.S. Attorney's Office, in releasing the indictment, noted that "one anonymous internet report suggested that Michael Faulkner was killed attempting to reenter the U.S. from Mexico." White says authorities still aren't sure who posted that.
The foursome will be back in Dallas tonight or tomorrow, White says; they're actually being deported, as the FBI worked with Mexican authorities to make the arrests today. White couldn't say for how long the four had been under surveillance before they were taken into custody. "I know our initial investigation said they'd first fled to Monterrey," White says, "but I don't know when they moved to Cancun."
Last week's indictments are tied to the April 2009 raid at 2323 Bryan Street and the feds' seizures at Core IP Networks' data center downtown, which left dozens of innocent companies and Internet service providers in the dark. So happens, I have the original search warrant on the Faulkners' Southlake home -- it's after the jump. The house was abandoned (of course) and is in the process of being seized by Tarrant County authorities. Search Warrant on Chastity Faulkner residence