A federal judge ordered the Jacksonville, Florida, man accused of hacking celebrities' online accounts for nude photos and other private information to make his way to a California courtroom on November 1 to answer charges against him, a spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney's office said.
Christopher Chaney, 35, is accused of hacking into the accounts of more than 50 celebrities, including movie stars Scarlett Johansson and Mila Kunis and singer Christina Aguilera.
A grand jury indicted Chaney on nine counts of computer hacking for gain, eight counts of aggravated identify theft, and nine counts of illegal wiretapping. If convicted of the 26 counts, Chaney would face a maximum of 121 years in federal prison, U.S. Attorney Andre Birotte Jr. said.
The aggravated identity theft charge alone carries a mandatory two-year prison sentence, he added.FULL STORY