Sarah Palin E-Mail Hacker David Kernell Sentenced To 1 Year In Custody

David Kernell, a former student at the University of Tennessee hacked into Sarah Palin’s e-mail account during the 2008 presidential campaign. He then leaked some of her e-mails and personal photos on the Internet. Now he has been sentenced to one year in custody.

Kernell was charged for unauthorized access to a protected computer and for destroying records that impedes a federal investigation. He was found not guilty of a wire-fraud charge. U.S. District Judge Thomas W. Phillips recommended Kernell to spend one year and one day inside a halfway house. Kernelle will also have three years of probation.

Kernell apologized to Sarah Palin and her family. Kernell was also recommended treatment for depression.


This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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