Additional Charges for Palin E-Mail Hacker

2009-03-10 19:56:02 (GMT) (WiredPRNews.com - Law, News)

More charges have been filed against a student who hacked into Sarah Palin’s email account.

Wired PR News.com – Additional charges have been filed against a college student who allegedly hacked into the email account of Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), University of Tennessee student David Kernell pleaded not guilty on Monday to three additional charges stemming from the September incident.

Wade Davies, an attorney for Kernell, reportedly plans on filing for dismissal of the added charges. Davies is quoted in the report as stating, “The facts of the case have not changed, only the theories of law the government is pursuing have changed.” If convicted on an initial charge of accessing the Governor’s account without being authorized to do so, Kernell could receive as much as five years in prison and be fined $250,000.

As noted by the AP, Kernell’s father is Tennessee State Representative Mike Kernell.

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