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Posted 5 years ago in Criminal Law Internet Law by Michele Bowman  
Sarah Palin’s Hacker Turned Down by Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 1 declined to review the felony criminal conviction of the son of a Democratic Tennessee state legislator who hacked into the email account of 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and posted her emails and login information on the Internet. David Kernell served a year and a day in federal prison in Kentucky and is currently on probation. Kernell’s case was “honored” on Oct. 3 as the biggest controversy in the history of …

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Posted 5 years ago in Criminal Law by Jennifer King  
ScarJo Email Hacker May Get 60 Years in Prison

A 35-year-old Florida man pleaded guilty on Monday to hacking into celebrities’ email accounts and sharing nude photos and stolen information to celebrity websites. Christopher Chaney will be sentenced in July and could spend more than 60 years in prison as well as three years on probation. He also faces up to $2.5 million in fines and restitution to those whose accounts he hacked. Chaney was arrested last October and charged with a host of crimes, including wiretapping, unauthorized computer …

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