David Kernell has been indicted for breaking in to #Sarah Palin‘s private email account. I admit a wee bit of surprise but am glad they caught him. Kernell is being charged with “gaining unlawful access to stored communications and obtaining information from a protected computer via interstate communication.”
If convicted, could he do some real time? You betcha’. Breaking in to someone’s email isn’t just mischievous. He could be sent to prison for five years, fined $250,000, and then face three years of supervised release.
“Cyber crime is the FBI’s top criminal investigative priority,” said FBI Agent Richard Lambert. “We would like to thank all of the Internet service providers and others who partnered with us to bring this matter to a quick and successful resolution.”
However, one wonders if this will just fade away. Especially if Obama is elected.