Private investigator gets 3 months for hacking -- but won't expose clients - 2015-06-27

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F351.png Private investigator gets 3 months for hacking -- but won't expose clients June 27, 2015, Richard Morgan, New York Post

A New York private investigator who hacked the e-mails of dozens of people he was investigating got jail time — but a judge stopped short of helping to expose the clients that hired him to do their dirty work.

Manhattan federal judge Richard Sullivan sentenced Eric Saldarriaga to three months in jail for pilfering some 60 e-mail accounts, saying he hoped to send a message about the seriousness of cybercrime.

"Anything less than that would lead people to think … ahh, who cares?" Sullivan told the courtroom on Friday.


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