A Former University of Tennessee student has been sentenced to one year and one day in prison for hacking into Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's email, prosecutors said Friday.
David Kernell, 22, was arrested in 2008, during the U.S. presidential elections in which Palin was the Republican Vice Presidential candidate.
Kernell was found guilty of obstruction of justice and unauthorized access to a computer, but was acquitted on a charge of wire fraud.
While defense attorney Wade Davies pushed for probation, arguing that Kernell used publicly available information to guess his way into the e-mail in a prank, Palin had previously stated that an "illegal action like this" is not a prank, considering its impact during a presidential election.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Palin E-Mail Hacker Gets a Year in Jail
No doubt this will set off a fresh round of Palin Derangement Syndrome on the left.