Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Indicted Palin E-Mail Hacker Tried To Scrub Computer
Twenty-year-old David Kernell, the son of a Tennessee Democratic lawmaker, has been indicted by a federal grand jury for hacking into a private e-mail account of Gov. Sarah Palin, downloading some of the contents and posting the information on another website. According to the indictment, Kernell attempted to scrub evidence from his laptop computer that he had hacked into Palin's e-mail account once he knew that he was the subject of a federal investigation. The charge carries a maximum prison sentence of five years if he is found guilty, but it is unlikely he will serve a day in jail given that he has no past criminal record.