A grand jury in Baton Rouge has indicted Murphy Painter , former commissioner of the Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control, on several charges.

A statement from Assistant U.S. Attorney Walter Green says that Painter allegedly made false statements to the FBI.  The statement says it was to gain personal information on several people.  They were used basically, to get them to tap into their national crime information computer system for his purposes.

The charges against Murphy J. Painter are computer fraud, making false statements and identity theft. Last year, a report from Louisiana's inspector general said Painter illegally gained state and federal information on several individuals.  The report says those people included a state representative, state District Court judges, staff members of the Legislature and governor's office and the wife of U.S. Senator David Vitter.