Files of Terry Nichols prosecutor among those breached

Tuesday, January 11th 2005, 8:35 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ The files of a prosecutor in the Terry Nichols case are among those the Oklahoma County clerk was able to access because of what she says is a breakdown of the county's computer security.

Clerk Carolynn Caudill was able to get into the files of former Assistant District Attorney Lou Keel, who was working on the Nichols case at the time. Assistant John Jacobsen says he doesn't think Caudill was able to access the Nichols case.

County Commissioners Jim Roth and Stan Inman are criticizing Caudill, saying she waited 20 hours to report the problem. Inman says the Caudill was ``snooping.''

Caudill denies snooping and says she contacted Roth immediately after she was able to get into Jacobsen's files. Roth says he doesn't remember it.