SFChronicle: ‘Gleick hurt by ethics lapse over climate papers’

“Ethics lapse”? How about wire fraud?

The San Francisco Chronicle reports:

Peter Gleick, a MacArthur Foundation fellow and co-founder and president of Oakland’s Pacific Institute, admitted Monday that he had posed as someone else and obtained confidential internal papers from the Heartland Institute, a libertarian group that has questioned the reality of human-caused global warming.

Heartland officials claim at least one of the memos that Gleick fed to bloggers and Internet sites is phony and they are accusing him of theft…

He has apologized for his ethical lapse…

Gleick falsified his identity to obtain private property via means of the Internet.

Wire fraud is any fraudulent scheme to intentionally deprive another of property or honest services via mail or wire communication.

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