November 12th, 2010
12:31 PM ET

Prison or halfway house for Palin e-mail hacker

The man convicted of hacking into former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's e-mail account was sentenced Friday to one year and one day in either federal prison or a halfway house, according to a Knoxville, Tennessee, court deputy.

David Kernell also was sentenced to three years of supervised release.

It will be up to the Federal Bureau of Prisons to decide where Kernell serves his time, though the federal judge in the case recommended placing Kernell in a halfway house.

U.S. District Judge Thomas Phillips rejected a request from Kernell's attorney for a sentence of probation only. Federal prosecutors had pushed for at least 18 months in prison.

Kernell was found guilty in April on two counts related to hacking Palin's e-mails to years ago.


Filed under: Politics • Sarah Palin
soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. mac c

    I don't think Sarah Palin's email would be too hard to hack ... her password was probably password or alaska. Maybe qwerty.

    November 13, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  2. CaptainObvious

    Don't insult the mentally ill by lumping them in with Rita and Dr.Bad. I volunteered at a home for them and they are quite entertaining if not very friendly. Whether or not you like Sarah Barracuda (schmexual innuendo?) shouldn't matter. Any one of you would be screaming at the top of your lungs if someone did this to you. I hate hackers and they all deserve their eternal virginity. I had to close an account because of some phishing program. Hackers are losers who have no friends, so they take out their vengeance on humanity like Butters wearing a tin foil suit. See South Park for that one.

    November 13, 2010 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  3. 517blingdongding

    I want to sleep with Sarah Palin!

    November 13, 2010 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
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