[arin-ppml] Fraud reporting and self-incrimination

Hannigan, Martin marty at akamai.com
Fri Nov 5 22:10:07 EDT 2010

On 11/5/10 5:31 PM, "Stephen Sprunk" <stephen at sprunk.org> wrote:

> On 05 Nov 2010 15:30, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
>> It occurs to me that if a network manager at an org that fraudulently
>> obtained IP addressing from ARIN were to be, lets say, fired, and if
>> in revenge he were to contact ARIN and be willing to provide testimony
>> under deposition that he knowingly fraudulently obtained said
>> resources, that any decent attorney would tell him before he opened
>> his mouth to ARIN that he secure a guarantee from ARIN that he would
>> NOT be prosecuted for breaking the law. (ie: a whistle-blower clause)
>> Said attorney might also advise that the org might obtain his name
>> through legal discovery and proceed to file a civil lawsuit for NDA or
>> trade secret violations, would they not?
> My understanding is that only the relevant District or US Attorney can
> offer immunity against criminal prosecution.

I don't see the word "criminal" anywhere on the Fraud Reporting Page:


I'd be interested to know what constitutes criminal fraud with respect to
utilization or application misstatements.


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