Former Ski.com employee expected to plead guilty in hacking case
December 31, 2007
DENVER ” A former Ski.com salesman plans to plead guilty to reduced counts in a case in which he was accused of tampering with company computers, according to court documents.
James M. DiBlasio, 38, of Carmel, Ind., worked for Aspen-based Ski.com from September 2004 to November 2006, court documents said. The company is a travel agency that specializes in ski vacations.
An indictment accused him of accessing a Ski.com server in Denver to delete airline reservations and other information. Ski.com’s losses were estimated at $5,000.
He originally was charged with two counts of unlawful access to protected computers and seven counts of intentional damage to protected computers.
A statement filed in U.S. District Court in Denver said DiBlasio planned to plead guilty to one count of each charge. A change of plea hearing was scheduled for Thursday.