The government seized Sondra Arequiett phone and created a facebook page under the name she goes by which is Sondra Prince. Sondra was under investigation for being involved in a drug ring so they took her phone. Sondra admitted her small time role in the drug ring and was sentenced to probation.
Before the trial DEA agent Timothy Sinnigen set up a Facebook account with her name trying to catch other suspects involved in the drug ring using her real photos from her cellphone.
I think when timothy set up the spoof fake Facebook account that it was going to far. You shouldn’t be able to violate someone’s privacy like that.
Timothy was talking to a wanted fugitive while pretending to be Sondra. Facebook said what the agent was doing is violating policy and said your not allowed to create a false identity on Facebook. Facebook immediately took the page down when buzzfeed put up the story.
Many people are saying that nobody would have known about him impersonating Sondra if she hadn’t sued timothy for privacy violation. I think that is really scary that no one would have known but this info has made me more aware of people on facebook.
Sondra sadly didn’t win the lawsuit because they said she relinquished her rights you can view all what was said in court here. Facebook is on Sondra’s side they wrote to the DEA and said the DEA actions affect the integrity of our community. How do you guys feel that the government is allowed to make fake profiles of you in certain situations comment below.