Palin E-mail Hacker Indicted

October 8, 2008

Allahpundit gives us the head up:

David C. Kernell, 20, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Knoxville for intentionally accessing without authorization the e-mail account of Palin, the governor of Alaska and Sen. John McCain’s running mate, according to U.S. Attorney James R. Dedrick.

Dedrick said Kernell, the son of state Rep. Mike Kernell, D-Memphis, turned himself in to federal authorities today for arrest…

According to the indictment, Kernell posted screenshots of the e-mail and other personal information to a public Web site. Kernell also allegedly posted the new e-mail account password, thus providing access to the account by others.

I don’t think he will get any prison time or fine. Probably just a slap on the wrist with a ball of cotton candy. MM also gives her opinion



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    And who might the suspect be? David Kernell, the son of Tennessee Democrat Mike Kernell. From the Knoxville News Sentinel (via Michelle Malkin):…

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