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Justice Department Detains Computer Engineer and Bars Attorneys From Discussing the Case: A Former Intel Vice President Creates Website to Highlight the "Disappearance"

April 07, 2003
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His name is Mike Hawash. He is a father. A computer programmer with Intel. A U.S. citizen.

You could say he led a typical life until less than three weeks ago when he was surrounded by officers from the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force in the Intel parking lot.

He was taken into custody as a material witness in an undisclosed court case. He is now being held in solitary confinement. He has not been technically arrested but he could be held indefinitely with the government never pressing charges. And his lawyers are barred from talking about the case. You could say he has almost been disappeared.

That might have been the case except for colleagues of his in the tech world.

Steve McGeady, a former Vice President of Intel who worked with Hawash created a website titled "freemikehawash.org" to raise awareness about the case. He joins us on the phone today…

  • Steven McGeady, former vice president at Intel where he was the boss of Mike Hawash for 10 years.

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