Tuesday, March 24, 2009
IT Experts Extract Surprising Secrets From Balkwill's Computer
Computer forensics experts shed new light on just what might have been erased from former Sarasota County Sheriff Bill Balkwill's county-owned computer, following his decision to turn over the machine in question to authorities.
When deputies arrived at the home of Sarasota County's former top cop, the computer, shown above, was sitting on Balkwill's front porch. Attached was a yellow Post-It note reading: "Here's your damn computer. I hope you're happy now, you bastards."
Following a cursory examination at FDLE labs, computer experts believe much of the estimated 11,000 missing files were actually illegally-downloaded songs, mostly by the Village People, Barry Manilow, Cher and George Michael.