US v. Weiss Rasool
Fairfax, VA


Fairfax County Police Sgt. Weiss Rasool illegally accessed federal databases to search license tag numbers for an acquaintance who was under FBI surveillance in a terrorism-related investigation. Rasool also went into the FBI's National Crime Information Center 15 times, checking his own name and others to see if they were listed in the Violent Crime and Terrorist Offender File. Rasool pleaded guilty and was sentenced in April 2008 to two years probation.