NEW YORK (AP) ? A computer hacker who shocked other Internet saboteurs by becoming an FBI informant is being thrown out of his apartment.
New York City’s housing authority confirmed Friday that it has been going to court for two years to get Hector Xavier Monsegur evicted from his late grandmother’s apartment in a public housing project. It recently got an eviction order.
Monsegur is also facing charges that he impersonated a federal agent.
The charge was filed after an encounter between the hacker and a uniformed police officer at the housing project on Feb. 3.
The officer says in a court complaint that when he asked Monsegur for identification, the hacker replied, “Relax. I’m a federal agent.” It’s unclear whether the officer was aware at the time that Monsegur was an FBI informant.