Election software exec arrested for alleged personal ID theft, storing data in China, California DA

An executive with a Michigan-based company whose software was used in managing Los Angeles County election poll workers has been arrested as part of an investigation into the possible theft of their personal identity, according to the county district attorney.

Konnech Corporation CEO Eugene Yu was taken into custody Tuesday by members of the District Attorney’s Office Bureau of Investigation on suspicion of theft of personal identifying information. They were assisted in part by the Meridian Township Police Department in Michigan. 

Authorities in taking Yu into custody in Michigan also seized hard drives and other digital evidence, county District Attorney George Gascon said.

"When we entrust a company to hold our confidential data, they must be willing and able to protect our personal identifying information from theft," Gascon said. "Otherwise, we are all victims."
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