healthcare worker gets jail time for snooping

Asian behaving badly... snooping healthcare worker edition! 47-year-old Huping Zhou has been sentence to four months in prison for snooping on medical files while working for the UCLA Healthcare System in 2003: Former UCLA Healthcare Worker Sentenced to Prison for Snooping.

Zhou had pleaded guilty in January to four misdemeanor counts of violating the federal privacy provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Zhou now becomes the first person ever sentenced to prison for violating that law:
Federal officials say Zhou is a licensed cardiothoracic surgeon in China. In 2003, he went to work for UCLA as a researcher with the UCLA School of Medicine. But his tenure was short and stormy. School officials notified him that he would be dismissed in October that year, and that's when federal officials say the snooping began.

Investigators say Zhou accessed UCLA patient records at least 323 times during one three-week period in 2003, with most incidents involving well-known celebrities.

In his plea agreement, Zhou admitted his actions, and that he had no legitimate reason for accessing the records. Federal authorities say there's no evidence that he did it for profit. Apparently, he just did it because he could.
And that, my friends, is what damn fool looks like. The guy was just snooping around celebrities' medical records for fun, because he could. And ya got caught! Enjoy your incarceration, idiot. You're officially going to jail for the dumbest reason ever.

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