Palin e-mail hacker indicted, faces up to 5 years in prison


Hey script kiddies, next time you steal some unsuspecting person’s password, you’d better be prepared to do five years in prison. That’s what the kid who “hacked” Sarah Palin’s Yahoo e-mail account faces, now that he’s been indicted by a federal grand jury.

The kid, now identified as David Kernell, a 20-year-old student at the University of Tennessee, has been accused of accessing Palin’s e-mail account without her authorization.

The kid is screwed, in other words.

If convicted, the kid faces five years in prison, a $250,000 and three years of “supervised release.” No Facebook for him, I’m guessing.

So, kids, let this be a warning to you: don’t try to impress your friends by reading powerful people’s e-mails. To quote Denzel Washington from Training Day, this kid is federally f*cked now.