US wants woman accused in Capital One hack to stay locked up

SEATTLE (AP) — Prosecutors say a transgender woman accused of hacking Capital One and at least 30 other organizations is a flight risk, a threat and should be kept locked up until her trial.

Prosecutors are expected to make their argument for detaining Paige Thompson at a hearing Friday in Seattle.

Thompson’s lawyers say she should be released to a halfway house where she would have access to mental health care. Citing a doctor, they say her safety is at risk in the male facility.

Prosecutors say in court documents that the former software engineer has a history of stalking and threatening to kill people and to get herself killed by police.

The 33-year-old Thompson is charged with accessing personal information earlier this year on 106 million Capital One credit card holders.


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