I got the following information from the "rec.games.board"
conference on USENET. I thought it was appropriate for posting
here... I'll keep you informed...
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I though this might be of some general interest:
: From: email@example.com (Bob Mosley III)
: Newsgroups: comp.dcom.telecom
: Subject: Austin, TX BBS Shut Down From Joinet Bust Fallout
: This hit most BBS's in the Austin area on Thursday. It's believed
: the bust came down Wednesday morning. In a nutshell, here's what
: Wednesday morning, Feb. 28, the offices of Steve Jackson Games, inc.,
: were raided by FBI and Secret Service officials. The establishment was
: shit down, and all computer systems, including the Illuminati BBS,
: were confiscated.
: At that time, a 'retired' member of the LoD, who was identified as
: 'The Mentor' was arrested. The charges reportedly are related to the
: recent 911 bust that has shut down joinet and attatc (or whatever
: Killerused to be called). His home system was confiscated, complete
: with an entire collection of "Phrack" issues and related paraphanalia.
: As of this writing, the Mentor is reportedly out on bail, sans system
: and network connection. The Illuminati BBS is still down, although SJ
: Games is back in operation, and no charges have been filed against any
: of the employees other than The Mentor. The systems owned by SJ Games
: have not been returned as of this writing.
: Finally, rumors were trickling in early this morning (Saturday, 3/4)
: that two BBS's in Dallas, three in Houston, and one in San Antonio
: were busted by the same authorites in relation to the same case.
-- Scott Turner