Nine people have been indicated in federal court on charges they accessed President Barack Obama's student loan records while employed for a Department of Education contractor in Iowa.
The U.S. attorney's office says a grand jury returned the indictments Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Davenport.
The nine individuals are charged with exceeding authorized computer access.
They are accused of gaining access to a computer at a Coralville, Iowa, office where they worked between July 2007 and March 2009, and accessing Obama's student loan records while he was either a candidate for president, president-elect or president.
Arraignments are scheduled for May 24.
The charge is punishable by up to one year in prison and a fine of up to $100,000.
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