Security Fix obtained a copy of the complaint against “Steven Rambam” the private investigator arrested Saturday at the Hope Number Six hacker conference in New York City. The government document says Rambam is an alias, and that his real name is Steven Rombom, so that is how he’ll be referred to here henceforth.
The complaint, available here as a PDF, charges Rombom with obstruction of justice and with witness tampering, alleging that in April 2006 Rombom impersonated a federal investigator at the request of a client who had hired him to locate a government informant who was central to the client’s money-laundering indictment in 2003.
Seems like it’s not unjust though, he is getting what he deserves. He was taking things a little bit too far.
The government claims that in April Rombom located and visited the California home of the informant’s in-laws, and introduced himself as an FBI agent, flashing what the informant’s mother-in-law described as “a laminated card with an official government gold seal or badge.”
The complaint says “ROMBOM told [the mother-in-law] that he was investigating the [informant], and that her son-in-law was a very bad and dangerous person, and that there were many things about the [informant] that the in-laws probably didn’t know,” such as that the informant had been in jail many times. Rombom also told the mother-in-law that her daughter was in danger because of the informant and that he was afraid for the safety of their daughter, the government says.
1 less speaker for HOPE next time then I guess?
Source: Security Fix
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