Aug 5, 2015 at 09:33am
Boston Marathon Acquaintance Sentenced to 2 ½ years for Deleting Computer Records
Shortly after the bombing, a friend of the Boston Marathon bomber deleted his browser history and other electronic evidence when he was being pursued by the feds. Under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, he was sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison for "destroying, altering and falsifying records, documents, and tangible objects in a federal investigation, specifically information on his computer."
Accordingly, be careful when advising someone who is, or is helping someone, engaged in felony behavior. They must be warned that destroying of any evidence, including digital, can be extremely detrimental.