“Hey, hey, hey……goodbye.” Palin hacker starts prison sentence today.

Posted on January 13, 2011


David Kernell may have thought it was funny when he hacked into Sarah Palin’s email account back in 2008 and posted its contents, including Palin family phone numbers, for the entire world to see.  He also may have thought himself so oh so clever when he bragged about his deeds online. 

But a court of law determined that he was just a common criminal, and the Palin family got the last laugh when the court sentenced him to a year in prison for “unauthorized access to a protected computer and destroying records to impede a federal investigation.” 

Today was day one of Mr. Kernell’s sentence:

A former Tennessee college student who was convicted of hacking Sarah Palin’s e-mail account has reported to an unfenced federal prison camp in Kentucky to begin a yearlong sentence.

A Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesman said 23-year-old David Kernell reported Monday to the minimum security camp at Ashland, Ky.

Bye, bye, David.  You got exactly what you deserve.

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