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Segal offers $10,000 reward for info on ex-worker

In an unusual move, the firm of indicted insurance czar Michael Segal is offering a $10,000 reward on a Web site for more information about a former employee who the firm accuses of hacking into company computers and sharing files with competitors and government informants. Jury selection began Monday in Segal’s criminal trial, but a Segal spokeswoman, Kitty Kurth, said the Web site had nothing to do with the criminal case. Rather, it’s related to a civil lawsuit Segal has filed against former employees, including the alleged hacker, David Cheley, whom Segal accuses of conspiring to destroy his company, Near North Insurance Brokerage. Segal is accused of siphoning more than $20 million from a key firm account and spending the money on personal and business expenditures.Segal has brought up the alleged hacking and sharing of e-mails with government informants in his criminal case. However, the federal judge overseeing his criminal case would not grant a hearing to Segal on the matter. Full Story

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