Palin E-Mail Hacker Could Get 50 Years Behind Bars
Posted on Apr 24, 2010
Remember that guy who allegedly broke into Sarah Palin’s Yahoo e-mail account back in 2008? Well, it turns out he’s in federal court in Knoxville, Tenn., facing 50 years in the slammer if convicted of the criminal charges.
Palin spent 45 minutes in the witness box Friday, declaring that the hacking had caused a major disruption in her personal and political life. —JCL
Sarah Palin today addressed the jury at the criminal trial of the man accused of hacking into her email account during the 2008 presidential election campaign.
Palin spent 45 minutes in the witness box in a federal court in Knoxville, Tennessee where David Kernell, 22, faces up to 50 years in prison if found guilty of four charges.
Palin told the court that the “disturbance” to her email had disrupted her personal and political life. “If the intent was to disrupt it, it was successful. It caused a huge disruption in the campaign,” she said.
AP / Lisa Norman-Hudson
David Kernell is charged with identity theft, wire fraud, entering Palin’s e-mail without permission and interfering with the FBI’s investigation.