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FBI agents arrest former SLAC employee

Original post made on Jul 28, 2009

A former employee of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center was arrested Monday for allegedly destroying $500,000 worth of protein crystal samples at the lab, the FBI announced. ==B Related stories:==
■ [Web Link SLAC vandalism triggers FBI investigation]

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, July 28, 2009, 4:29 PM

Comments (7)

Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Jul 28, 2009 at 9:47 pm

Sounds like Silvya had more issues than bad karma & being overworked - sounds like mental health issues, too. Now she can add ruining her life to the tune of 500k & federal charges. I wonder if she thinks it was worth it?

Posted by Outside Observer
a resident of another community
on Jul 28, 2009 at 10:09 pm

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Posted by TipAndRing
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jul 29, 2009 at 9:07 am

She needs her shakras realigned.

Posted by Steve C.
a resident of Menlo Park
on Jul 29, 2009 at 12:50 pm

Too bad that an obviously disturbed individual was able to gain access to any of the facilities at SLAC. She obviously needed help and probably could have been helped had she taken advantage of services SLAC most likely would have provided had she reached out rather than dropping off the radar screen.
Wait till she gets a load of the Karma in the general population in corrections system. They'll eat her alive.
Steve C.

Posted by proto
a resident of Esther Clark Park
on Jul 29, 2009 at 1:27 pm

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Posted by A Palo Alto parent
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jul 29, 2009 at 7:27 pm

Wow--nice job on the mental health screening, SLAC.

Posted by John McGuire
a resident of Green Acres
on Jul 31, 2009 at 7:10 am

Perhaps what is being told in the media about this event is an elaborate "cover story", to mask the nature of the actual research in which Dr. Silvya Oommachen was involved. Read the story at this link:

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