Konnech CEO Eugene Yu was arrested today in Los Angeles County in connection with “theft of personal data.” The alleged stolen data belonged to poll workers and was the subject of TrueTheVote’s “PIT” in Arizona last August, where Catherine Engelbrecht and Gregg Phillips singled out the company.
During the PIT in August, Phillips and Engelbrecht had alleged they were cooperating with the FBI in Michigan about data being sent overseas by this company. The investigation quickly started to turn on them after the FBI started to distance itself from the investigation.
Journalist “incognito” Kanekoa has covered this company and researched them better than anyone.
Here is the link to the LA County website.
The theft of data only impacted the election workers, according to the Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon. The LADA seized hard drives and other digital evidence from the Michigan software firm with the assistance of Meridian Township Police in MI. The LADA is seeking Yu’s extradition to Los Angeles.
TrueTheVote, the election integrity firm that produced the data and information used in 2000Mules, was spot on when they said they found our data was being shipped off to China:
“Konnech distributes and sells its proprietary PollChief software, which is an election worker management system that was utilized by the county in the last California election. The software assists with poll worker assignments, communications and payroll. PollChief requires that workers submit personal identifying information, which is retained by the Konnech.
Under its $2.9 million, five-year contract with the county, Konnech was supposed to securely maintain the data and that only United States citizens and permanent residents have access to it.
District Attorney investigators found that in contradiction to the contract, information was stored on servers in the People’s Republic of China.”
Maybe law enforcement can look into 2000Mules next!
The Mockingbird Media New York Times just ran a headline today calling this a “conspiracy theory.” Better luck next time, Stuart Thompson.