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Ky. Man Allegedly Involved In International Data Leak Receives Federal Charges

Posted at 4:42 PM, Feb 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-22 17:14:12-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – Mikhy Farrera-Brochez, of Winchester, Kentucky, has been indicted with the unlawful transfer of stolen identification documents and possession with intent to distribute these documents in violation of federal law.

According to a federal criminal complaint, Farrera-Brochez was accused of leaking information about 1,400 patients living with HIV in Singapore. Federal officials say Farrera-Brochez sent links to the data from his e-mail account to several news outlets.

In recent days, he had been reaching out to LEX 18, claiming he had been tortured in Singapore and was being set up.

“Edwin Tong, the Senior Minister of State for Law, perjured himself before the Singaporean Parliament, Singapore nation and the world by falsely claiming that I had declared myself HIV positive to the prison and that I was HIV positive in 2008,” Farrera-Brochez wrote in an email to LEX 18.

In recent months, Farrera-Brochez was charged with trespassing in Clark County. Last year,  he had previously been deported from Singapore after officials say he served a 28-month sentence for lying about his HIV status, fraud and drug offenses.

He will be in court Wednesday, February 27 at 11 a.m.