Man Sentenced In SWAT Scam

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    A man who pleaded guilty to his role in a "swatting" conspiracy in Texas has been sentenced to nine years in prison.

    A man who pleaded guilty to his role in a "swatting" conspiracy in Texas has been sentenced to nine years in prison.

    Federal prosecutors in Dallas on Monday announced the sentence for 35-year-old Carlton Nalley.

    Nalley in February pleaded guilty to conspiracy to retaliate against a witness, victim or informant, and to conspiracy to commit access device fraud and unauthorized access of a protected computer.

    Swating and "spoofing" technology are used to send law officers on bogus calls, or to scam telephone companies and steal personal information about customers.

    Prosecutors say part of the Nalley investigation involved information used to swat a couple in Alvarado in June 2006.

    Nalley was sentenced Friday. Two co-defendants in June pleaded guilty to the same counts and also received prison terms.