Dec 202013
 December 20, 2013  Posted by  Breaches, Court

Associated Press reports:

A former West Virginia sheriff, who illegally hacked into his ex-wife’s work computer, was sentenced on Thursday to serve probation for the crime — instead of jail time.

Miles Slack pleaded guilty to a federal wiretapping charge, for which he faced up to five years in prison. But Thursday, a judge sentenced him to probation as well as a $1,000 fine.

Read more on News4.

So.. if he hadn’t been a sheriff, would he have gotten jail time? Was this sentence consistent with other hacking/wiretap cases? Or was the lighter sentence because his wife begged for leniency for him?

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