UPDATE: Democrat Staffer Jackson Cosko Gets 4 Years in Prison for Doxxing GOP Senators During Kavanaugh Hearings
Democrat staffer and doxxer Jackson Cosko
In October 2018, during the senate hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Capitol Police arrested 27-year-old Jackson Cosko of DC for “allegedly posting private, identifying information (doxxing) about one or more United States Senators.”
Accused ‘doxxer’ 27-year-old Jackson Cosko also threatened to leak Republican Senators’ children’s health information if any witnesses dared go to the authorities about his criminal activities.
Magistrate Judge Deborah Robinson ordered 27-year-old Jackson Cosko of D.C. to continue to be held without bond.
Cosko pleaded guilty in April to crimes related to an unparalleled effort to ransack a Senate office, extorting a Democratic senator, illegally harming Republicans for their political views and blackmailing a witness. He carried out the largest known data theft in senate history. Cosko also left spy devices on the US Senate network that went undetected by police.
Jackson Cosko was sentenced to 4 years in prison on Thursday.
The New York Post reported:
A former Democratic congressional staffer was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison for posting the home addresses and phone numbers of five US senators online, including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham and Rand Paul…
…Cosko pleaded guilty to five felonies in April, including making public restricted personal information, computer fraud, witness tampering and obstruction of justice.
US District Court Judge Thomas Hogan said the sentence is intended to signal that politically driven criminal harassment will be punished severely.
“We have…a society that has become very vicious,” Hogan said. “It’s very concerning to the court and unfortunate that you played into that.”
To reiterate: After Capitol Police knew that Jackson Cosko had hacked a Senate office and stolen gigabytes of data, they never checked the USB ports of the office's computers.
— Luke Rosiak (@lukerosiak) June 19, 2019