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Student Indicted In Sarah Palin E-Mail Scandal

There’s hacking and there’s hacking big time. David Kernell has hit  the big leagues. Just ask the grand jury.

 
By Richard Locker
Memphis Commercial Appeal
NASHVILLE — A federal grand jury in Knoxville has indicted David C. Kernell, a University of Tennessee student from Memphis, on charges that he intentionally accessed without authorization the e-mail account of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice presidential candidate, the Justice Department announced today.
Kernell, 20, is the son of state Rep. Mike Kernell, D-Memphis, and speculation had focused on him after unauthorized access of Palin’s personal e-mail account surfaced last month. An internet hacker posted excepts of some of her e-mail online following media reports that she and other Alaska officials used personal e-mail accounts to discuss state business in an attempt to avoid state public records laws.
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