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June 18, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A man who admitted hiding cyanide in a Chicago subway tunnel in 2001 was sentenced in Milwaukee to nearly 21 years in prison for conspiring to knock out power lines, burn buildings and damage computers in the state. Joseph Konopka, 27, who calls himself "Dr. Chaos," is currently serving a 13-year prison term in Illinois.
March 14, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
A man charged with storing deadly cyanide in Chicago's subway waived his right to a bond hearing before a federal magistrate who called him "an extreme danger to the community." Joseph Konopka, 25, now awaits a federal grand jury investigation into the stash of cyanide. Federal agents said they found almost a pound of sodium cyanide and four ounces of potassium cyanide in a storage room under downtown Chicago.
May 8, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
WISCONSIN A man who called himself "Dr. Chaos" and was accused of storing cyanide in the Chicago subways was charged in Milwaukee with committing 53 acts of vandalism. Joseph Konopka, 25, was accused in an indictment of targeting power installations, telecommunication equipment and air navigation systems in 13 Wisconsin counties. He was charged March 11 in Chicago with possession of a chemical weapon. U.S. Atty. Steven M.
December 1, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
A man who called himself "Dr. Chaos" online was sentenced in Milwaukee to seven years in federal prison for hacking into computers and causing power failures. Joseph D. Konopka, 29, already is serving a 13-year federal prison sentence for pleading guilty in 2002 to chemical weapons possession for storing cyanide near a Chicago subway. He pleaded guilty in August to 11 felonies, including conspiracy, arson, creating counterfeit software and interfering with computers.
March 12, 2002 | From Associated Press
A man was charged Monday with storing deadly powdered cyanide in an underground passage that is part of Chicago's mass transit system. Joseph Konopka, 25, allegedly broke into a Chicago Transit Authority storage room under the downtown district and stored sodium cyanide and potassium cyanide. Officials did not say how much of the chemicals they found, and said they didn't want to speculate about why Konopka had the chemicals.
March 13, 2002 | From Associated Press
Authorities tried Tuesday to determine how a man who called himself "Dr. Chaos" obtained cyanide and stashed it in a closet of the city's mass transit system, locking it to protect the potentially lethal chemical. Joseph Konopka, 25, was in federal custody, charged with possession of a chemical weapon. Investigators in Wisconsin, where he is charged in a five-county rampage of vandalism, said Konopka was an anarchist who had the "propensity to commit mass destruction."
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