State Department employee placed on probation

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Posted: Dec 09, 2009 12:47 PM

A State Department employee was put on probation for a year for accessing more than 125 confidential passport applications of celebrities.

Kevin Young, of Temple Hills, Md., is the eighth current or former State Department employee or contractor to plead guilty in an ongoing criminal investigation of unlawfully accessing confidential passport files.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Alan Kay also ordered the 42-year-old Young, who worked for the past eight years in the Passport Special Issuance Agency, to perform 100 hours of community service. Young pleaded guilty Aug. 17 to unauthorized computer access, a misdemeanor.