FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 26, 2013
For More Information, contact:
Joy Patterson (334) 242-7491
Alabama Attorney General
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AG STRANGE ANNOUNCES ARREST OF FORMER ACJIC
CHIEF AGENT FOR 19 COUNTS OF UNLAWFULLY ACCESSING LETS
(MONTGOMERY)–Attorney General Luther Strange announced the arrest of a
former Chief Agent for Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center (ACJIC) for
numerous felony charges of improperly accessing confidential law enforcement
information. Dennis Bodine, 62, of Foley surrendered today at the Baldwin County
Sheriff’s Office and was released on bond.
Attorney General Strange’s Office presented evidence to a Baldwin County
grand jury on April 10, 2013, resulting in Bodine’s indictment*. Specifically, the
indictment charges the former ACJIC chief agent with 19 counts of willfully using the
Alabama Law Enforcement Tactical System (LETS) to access confidential private
information about individuals that was unrelated to any official law enforcement duty.
If convicted, Bodine faces a penalty of not more than five years imprisonment or
fines up to $10,000.00, or both, for each of the 19 counts of unlawfully accessing the
criminal record information of individuals, which are unclassified felonies.
No further information about the investigation or about Bodine’s alleged crimes
other than that stated in the indictment may be released at this time.
Attorney General Strange commended those involved in this case, noting in
particular Assistant Attorneys General Pete Smyczek and Bill Lisenby of the Attorney
General’s Special Prosecutions Division, and also thanked the Attorney General’s
*An indictment is merely an accusation. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
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