A Gwinnett County Superior Court judge and 3 others indicted by Grand Jury for alleged computer trespass

Gwinnett County Police Department is reporting that on Sept. 18, 2019,  a Gwinnett County Grand Jury indicted Gwinnett County Superior Court Judge Kathryn Schrader along with Frank Karic, T.J. Ward, and Edward Kramer, on three counts of Computer Trespass for their role in the alleged illegal access of the Gwinnett County Justice Center computer network. The investigation was conducted by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and provided to the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia (PAC) for review.

Bench warrants were issued at the time of the indictment and a Consent Bond Order was issued Wednesday for Schrader. Bond amounts were set at $25,000 for Karic and Ward and Kramer was not given bond. GCPD report that an arraignment date will be scheduled by the court.

Schrader had been suspended from hearing criminal cases prosecuted by the Gwinnett County District Attorney’s Office earlier in the year after a dispute between her and Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter in which she accused him of hacking into her work computer. He, in response, said as a result of her investigation into her claims the county’s network may have been compromised.

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