Texas Police Captain Linked to Ashley Madison Leak Commits Suicide

San Antonio Police Captain Michael Gorhum, who shot himself to death Thursday, has now been linked to the massive Ashley Madison hacking leak that has exposed millions of email addresses of users who had signed up for the extramarital dating site, expecting confidentiality.

Another man in Canada also [__reportedly committed suicide__](http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2015/08/24/police-ashley-madison-hack-extortion-crimes-suicides/32269699/) after his email surfaced.

And Florida State Attorney [__Jeffrey Ashton,__](http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/fla-attorney-jeffrey-ashton-confirms-ashley-madison-account-article-1.2334976) who prosecuted the Casey Anthony case, was also linked to the leak.

But he called a press conference, apologized and is apparently putting it behind him.

Gorhum and Ashton both used their work address, which is how they were connected to the site. Another San Antonio cop, a detective whose name has not been released, had also signed up for the site.

And we can expect many more government officials to be exposed who did not have the foresight to use an anonymous email.

Meanwhile, Ashley Madison, the Canadian-based company whose slogan is “Life is Short Have an Affair,” is offering a [__$378,000 reward__](http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/suicides-linked-ashley-madison-leak-article-1.2335448) for information leading to the prosecution of the hackers, who refer to themselves as the Impact Team.

An estimated 37 million emails were leaked in the hack, leading to several broken marriages, reported [__CNN.__](http://money.cnn.com/2015/08/21/technology/ashley-madison-ruined-lives/)

Gorhum, a 25-year veteran of the department,  oversaw the [__San Antonio Regional Intelligence Center Unit__](http://www.sanantonio.gov/SouthwestTexasFusionCenter.aspx) aka the Southwest Texas Fusion Center, where federal, state and local law enforcement officers collaborate on investigating citizens deemed to be dangerous.

San Antonio Police Captain Michael Gorhum, who shot himself to death Thursday, has now been linked to the massive Ashley Madison hacking leak that has exposed millions of email addresses of users who had signed up for the extramarital dating site, expecting confidentiality.

Another man in Canada also [__reportedly committed suicide__](http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2015/08/24/police-ashley-madison-hack-extortion-crimes-suicides/32269699/) after his email surfaced.

And Florida State Attorney [__Jeffrey Ashton,__](http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/fla-attorney-jeffrey-ashton-confirms-ashley-madison-account-article-1.2334976) who prosecuted the Casey Anthony case, was also linked to the leak.

But he called a press conference, apologized and is apparently putting it behind him.

Gorhum and Ashton both used their work address, which is how they were connected to the site. Another San Antonio cop, a detective whose name has not been released, had also signed up for the site.

And we can expect many more government officials to be exposed who did not have the foresight to use an anonymous email.

Meanwhile, Ashley Madison, the Canadian-based company whose slogan is “Life is Short Have an Affair,” is offering a [__$378,000 reward__](http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/suicides-linked-ashley-madison-leak-article-1.2335448) for information leading to the prosecution of the hackers, who refer to themselves as the Impact Team.

An estimated 37 million emails were leaked in the hack, leading to several broken marriages, reported [__CNN.__](http://money.cnn.com/2015/08/21/technology/ashley-madison-ruined-lives/)

Gorhum, a 25-year veteran of the department,  oversaw the [__San Antonio Regional Intelligence Center Unit__](http://www.sanantonio.gov/SouthwestTexasFusionCenter.aspx) aka the Southwest Texas Fusion Center, where federal, state and local law enforcement officers collaborate on investigating citizens deemed to be dangerous.

Support our Mission

Help us build a database of bad cops

For almost 15 years, PINAC News has remained active despite continuous efforts by the government and Big Tech to shut us down by either arresting us for lawful activity or by restricting access to our readers under the pretense that we write about “social issues.”

Since we are forbidden from discussing social issues on social media, we have created forums on our site to allow us to fulfill our mission with as little restriction as possible. We welcome our readers to join our forums and support our mission by either donating, volunteering or both.

Our plan is to build a national database of bad cops obtained from public records maintained by local prosecutors. The goal is to teach our readers how to obtain these lists to ensure we cover every city, county and state in the country.

After all, the government has made it clear it will not police the police so the role falls upon us.

It will be our most ambitious project yet but it can only be done with your help.

But if we succeed, we will be able to keep innocent people out of prison.

Please make a donation below or click on side tab to learn more about our mission.

Subscribe to PINAC

Bypass Big Tech censorship.

Carlos Millerhttps://pinacnews.com
Editor-in-Chief Carlos Miller spent a decade covering the cop beat for various newspapers in the Southwest before returning to his hometown Miami and launching Photography is Not a Crime aka PINAC News in 2007. He also published a book, The Citizen Journalist's Photography Handbook, which is available on Amazon.

Leave a Reply

- Advertisement -

Latest articles