Apr 202010
 
 April 20, 2010  Breaches, Court, Online

Bill Poovey of the Associated Press reports that David Kernell, the former student accused of hacking into Sarah Palin’s email account, has reason to be concerned about Palin’s appearance as a witness in his trial:

U.S. District Judge Thomas Phillips has denied a defense motion to have prospective jurors answer a questionnaire asking if they have strong political feelings about Palin. Kernell’s attorney, Wade Davies, cited Palin’s speaking slot at a tea party movement convention and frequent television appearances. She is hugely popular with conservatives.

Convictions on all four felony charges — identity theft, wire fraud, intentionally accessing Palin’s e-mail account without authorization and obstructing an FBI investigation — could send Kernell to prison for up to 50 years.

Read more in the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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