Singapore 

HIV data leak: US jury finds Mikhy Farrera-Brochez guilty of intending to extort Singapore govt, Singapore News

LEXINGTON, Kentucky – American fraudster Mikhy Farrera-Brochez was found guilty of all three charges against him relating to stolen identification documents from Singapore by a jury in Kentucky on Tuesday (June 4). The verdict, reached at the end of a 1 ½ day trial, means he is likely to get a jail term of between 18 and 24 months, his lawyer Adele Burt Brown told reporters. The 34-year-old was convicted of intending to extort the Singapore government in two e-mails he sent on Jan 22 and Feb 18 this year,…

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Singapore 

Mikhy Farrera-Brochez said he’d rather put a bullet in his head than turn over S’pore HIV database: FBI witness, Singapore News

LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY – Mikhy Farrera-Brochez, the American at the centre of the Singapore HIV database leak, first asked his mother to download files which could have included the HIV registry from a server he owned in Singapore back in 2016, three years before the leak became known to the public. His mother Teresa King, who testified on Monday (June 3) on the first day of Farrera-Brochez’s trial before a Kentucky jury, said she did not look at the files she downloaded from Kentucky because her son told her not to.…

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Singapore 

HIV data leak: MOH aware only in 2016 that Mikhy Farrera Brochez had access to data, says Gan Kim Yong, Singapore News

While he first informed the authorities in 2012 that his partner had disclosed information about his HIV status to others and shared screenshots of this, Mikhy Farrera Brochez, the American at the centre of the leak of Singapore’s HIV Registry, was uncooperative and did not provide any evidence. The investigation hence did not make much headway, said Health Minister Gan Kim Yong in Parliament on Tuesday (Feb 12). Mr Gan was responding to questions from MPs about whether the Ministry of Health (MOH) had known about Brochez’s possible access to…

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Fury and fear in Singapore after American man Mikhy Farrera Brochez spills city’s HIV secrets, Singapore News

Rico has lived with HIV for almost a decade, confiding in only a small number of people in socially conservative Singapore, fearful of the reaction. Last month, he got a phone call saying information about his condition had been published online. Rico was one of 14,200 people whose HIV status, name and address were dumped on the internet by an American man who is believed to have obtained the confidential data from his partner – a senior Singaporean doctor. “The LGBT community is angry and frustrated with the entire ordeal,”…

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