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Government pays out $134,000 over fake Facebook page

Government pays out $134,000 over fake Facebook page
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In October of last year, I told you about a DEA agent who created a fake Facebook page using photos of a real woman without her consent. The government has agreed to pay out $134,000 to settle a suit filed by the woman, but the DEA still isn't admitting it did anything wrong.

Sondra Arquiett was arrested in July 2010 charges of possession with intent to distribute cocaine. DEA Agent Timothy Sinnigen later created a fake Facebook profile in Arquiett's name (then going by Sondra Prince) to use in other investigations.

Agent Sinnigen posted photos on Facebook collected from Arquiett's cellphone, including images of her son and niece.

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