Two former private investigators were each sentenced Thursday to three years of probation for their roles in an infamous Silicon Valley spying scandal in which prosecutors said they used false identities to access the Social Security numbers and other information on Hewlett-Packard board members, employees and journalists.
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So seven years later, they get probation and six months’ house arrest? Yes, yes, I know some will point out that they’ve had the stress of these charges over their heads and legal feels for all this time, but what message does this plea deal send about such conduct? Is it strong enough?