Sarah Palin Expected to Testify Against Leftist Tool Who Hacked Her Email Account
Sarah Palin is expected to testify against the son of a prominent liberal politician from Tennessee who hacked her email account during the 2008 election.
David Kernell, the son of liberal Tennessee State Representative Mike Kernell was indicted in October 2008 by a federal grand jury in Knoxville, Tennessee., for intentionally accessing without authorization the e-mail account of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.
Kernell was a member of the UT for Barack Obama organization.
He listed it on his Facebook account:
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He also described himself as an Obamacrat on his facebook account (the account was taken down– Screen grab via Terry Frank).
Former Alaska Governor and Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin is expected to be a witness at a University of Tennessee student’s internet fraud trial next month.
A motions hearing Wednesday addressed several procedural issues U.S. District Judge Clifford Shirley expects to rule on at a pre-trial conference in two weeks.
University of Tennessee student David Kernell, now 22, is accused of accessing Sarah Palin’s personal e-mail account ([email protected]) while she was Sen. John McCain’s running mate. Palin was governor at the time.
Prosecutors contend Kernell answered some security questions, like Palin’s date of birth and where she met her spouse, then reset her password.
He’s accused of posting the new password on the internet so others could look at her e-mail account.
He faces four felonies: identity theft, wire fraud, computer fraud, and obstruction of justice.
If convicted on counts two and four of the indictment, Kernell faces a maximum punishment of 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and 5 years of supervised release.
If convicted on counts one and three of the new indictment, Kernell faces a maximum punishment of 5 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and 3 years of supervised release.
Kernell was also linked to Barack Obama for President Campaign Manager David Plouffe.