Aaron Swart of the deepfake.com website was arrested by the FBI in San Francisco on Thursday.
Swart was charged with copyright violations and wire fraud, as well as providing access to stolen government documents, according to the Department of Justice.
Swartz allegedly took thousands of government documents and turned them over to a friend, who then sold them to a third party.
He was arrested on charges of conspiracy to commit copyright violations, wire fraud and money laundering.
The FBI said Swart also sent more than $1 million to a personal financial adviser and a former girlfriend, and helped fund an academic project.
Swarte’s arrest comes a few days after prosecutors in the District of Columbia indicted him on two charges of making false statements to investigators and two counts of violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
Swarts attorney, Joshua Wigdor, told The Washington Post on Thursday that Swart’s arrest is unrelated to the case against Swartz.
“The charges are very serious,” Wigdorn said.
“These are serious charges.
They involve multiple counts of conspiracy and making false statement to the FBI.”
Swart will be arraigned on Friday in federal court in Washington.
A spokesperson for the FBI declined to comment on the arrest.