DeKalb, IL. (ECWd) –
Local Sycamore attorney Nicholas Cronauer represents Vantage Electrical group against a former employee whom allegedly stole data from their company. Mr. Cronauer hired forensic expert Andy Garrett of Garrett Discovery whom testified regarding the data theft in a hearing held in Dekalb County. The judge further ordered the defendant to have her computer analyzed by a forensic specialist.
The defendants counsel, Regina Harris, with Harris and Associates, called NIU and inquired if their IT department knew of anyone and was referred to their IT Director James Fatz. Through conversations and email it was learned by counsel for the defendant and plaintiff that Mr. Fatz owned his own company Cyber Tech Security (https://www.ct-security.com), was using NIU equipment and resources in his own business for profit.
This became the subject of a motion filed by the plaintiff to exclude Mr. Fatz for what is viewed as unethical. Mr. Fatz answered many emails, calls and negotiated prices while on the clock for NIU and even admitted via email that he was using NIU’s equipment for his private business.
This was noticed by Illinois State Representative Dwight Kay, whom has filed a FOIA request with NIU inquiring into aspects of Mr. Fatz’s employment and relationship with NIU.
Attorney Nicholas Cronauer: (815) 895-8585 [email protected]
Attorney Regina Harris: (815) 895-1966 [email protected]
The FOIA request Rep Kay sent can be obtained by FOIA requesting the FOIA request from NIU by contacting Joan Laurino Deputy FOIA officer at NIU.
See Motion attached and excerpt from Rep Kay’s FOIA request and excerpt from motion below: