NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a grand jury in Baton Rouge has indicted Murphy J. Painter, former commissioner of the Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control.
A statement from Assistant U.S. Attorney Walter Green says Painter allegedly made false statements to the FBI to gain personal information on several people from a national crime information computer system. The people were not under criminal investigation.
Charges include computer fraud, making false statements and identity theft.
Last year, a report from Louisiana's inspector general said Painter illegally gained state and federal information on a state representative, state District Court judges, staff members of the Legislature and governor's office and the wife of a U.S. senator.
Painter resigned in 2010.
A message seeking comment was left with his attorneys Wednesday morning.