PALIN HACKER CONVICTED
The jury returned today to announce former student, David Kernall, guilty on 2 of 4 counts, computer fraud and obstruction of justice, each a felony.
They found him not guilty of wire fraud and were hung on identity theft (which the prosecution can retry).
FOX: “The two charges for which Kendall was convicted — unlawful computer access and obstruction of justice — carried a combined maximum penalty of 25 years in prison and $500,000 in fines. It also calls for as much as eight years of supervised release, but it will be up to the judge to decide the sentence.”
Sarah Palin’s personal attorney: “I think the jury took its job very seriously and weighed the evidence closely and concluded that any effort to impact a national election through illegal means is not a college prank. It is a crime.”
Sarah and her daughter took the stand to convey the personal disruption they suffered as a result of their cellphone numbers being posted on the Internet.
AP: “Technical testimony recounted how investigators traced the break-in to Kernell, who was never accused of the harassing calls and texts.”
Sarah’s attorney was well focused in his statement. The idea of this action being a prank has absolutely no merit when placed in context of the presidential campaign it disrupted.