JANUARY 9, 2014- The lead researcher in the John Kanzius Cancer Research project is facing a felony charge for allegedly spying on his ex-wife.
Dr. Steven Curley is facing second degree felony charge.
Investigators believe Curley hacked into his ex-wife's computer during their nasty divorce proceedings and spied on her.
Doctor Curley is accused of using high tech spyware called e-blaster to track his ex-wife.
Curley's ex is a Physicians Assistant who once worked at M.D. Anderson in Houston with Curley.
The doctor has since retired from M.D. Anderson and is now at Baylor College of Medicine.
Prosecutors say Curley and his accomplice were arrested and charged with unlawful intercept back in August.
The accomplice in the case is a hospital IT specialist who reportedly helped install the spyware on the ex-wife's computer back in November of 2011.
Local attorney Tim George of Purchase and George says eBlaster costs just $99 dollars.
However, the way that Curley allegedly used it is not legal.
Doctor Curley tells us he cannot comment on the details behind the case but he released the following statement via e-mail.
“My only statement is that these are false, vindictive and malicious charges and I did none of this. This will not slow down my Kanzius research in any way I am fully committed to meeting with the FDA this year to discuss the steps needed to get to human clinical trials.”
Mark Neidig of the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation also released a statement “The recent news regarding Dr. Steven Curley is a personal matter and the Kanzius Foundation has no comment. The Kanzius Foundation, Dr. Curley and his research team remain fully committed to bringing the Kanzius Non-Invasive Radiowave Cancer treatment to human trials as quickly as possible.”
Dr. Curley and his accomplice have a court date set for January 22nd.
They both face 2 years to 20 years behind bars.
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